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Trooper Troy Lynn Duncan

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1984

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Reflections for Trooper Troy Lynn Duncan

We were Captains together at The Basic School at Quantico, Virginia. One evening at the O-Club I was lamenting being told by Headquarters in Washington that day that I was to receive orders to report as the Marine Corps Liaison Officer to the Army's Fort Greely Artic Test Center, Alaska. I was afraid to go home and report this bad news to my wife, and told as much to Troy. As we talked, he expressed his desire to rid himself of Quantico and his situation in Virginia, and got very excited when I agreed to call Headquarters the next day in an effort for Troy take those orders instead of me, as he was about due for a Change of Station Transfer Orders like I was at that time. Headquarters agreed and Troy was transferred to Alaska. I was told later that he eventually married in Alaska and became State Trooper. I am very proud to have known such a Marine.

Lt. Col. David A. Lutz USMC

January 23, 2024

Unfortunately Duncan's murderer, serial killer Michael Silka is buried in the Sitka National Cemetery, located in Sitka, Alaska to this day.

Trooper (formerly) Grant Cooper
Alaska State Troopers

January 22, 2023

It is always so sad to see an amazing person taken too soon. Reading these reflections it is clear this was a man who was model for others and left the world a better place. We as a nation are forever in your debt for your service to our country and the citizens of the state of Alaska. May you rest in peace.

Assistant Counsel J. Herman
Pennsylvania State Police

January 4, 2023

Although I only met you one time while training in Fairbanks, I knew instantly you were one of the good guys
I have visited your grave site with Trooper Jeff Hall to pay my deepest respects
Maybe one of these days we will all be together telling stories about our adventures, both on the job and off

I will be looking for you!

Mike Marrs LT, Retired
Alaska state Troopers

May 19, 2022

I have been honored to learn so much from your partner, Trooper Hall, who rode with you that day. Everyone he teaches to be safer on and off the job will have been touched by your memory.

MASN J. Spenser
US Navy Security Forces

October 29, 2021

Hey, Trooper.
Just thinking about you. Thought I'd say hello. You keep on keeping every one safe. We all miss you, Troy. You won't be forgotten...

Andrea Dalton, FPD Patrol, ret.
Fairbanks Police Dept.

June 23, 2021

Trooper Duncan was my Staff Platoon Commander as a Marine Corps Captain when I was a student 2nd Lt at The Basic School, Quantico, VA in 1978. He had a good sense of humor and treated us as junior officers, not overgrown officer candidates with a degree. I have a special fond memory of him: I had requested to become an infantry officer, but was assigned as a communications (signal) officer since as usual there were more who requested infantry as their first choice than comm (my 2nd). Capt. Duncan met with me after I learned of the decision and said that while he knew I'd be a good infantry officer, not all those who got infantry would be good comm officers. Just before we graduated, he asked me to come by his office. He had a theater-type recruiting poster for the movie "The Wind and the Lion," which he knew was one of my favorites. He gave it to me as a reminder that no matter what our job, we're all Marines first, last, and always. I had it framed and it hangs in my home to this day. I found out about his line of duty death while attending a conference in Anchorage when I visited the law enforcement museum near the convention center and have seen the TV episode about the incident on American Heroes Channel. I'm proud to have served with this man and mourn his loss. RIP & Semper Fi, Skipper - you're not forgotten.

Captain Tim Moriarty
USMC (Ret.)

April 3, 2021

Troy was such an amazing man, a dedicated Alaska State Trooper and I'm proud to say, a friend of mine. He was quick to volunteer his help and compassionate to the end. I can still hear his voice and see his smile when he left that fateful morning, saying he'd see us when they got back. Miss him but know he's watching over us.

Kristi Cooper, Dispatcher
Alaska State Troopers

May 20, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother from a former member of the original SERT for AST.

Captain Joseph Turner , Retired
Alaska State Troopers

May 19, 2019

A great loss to all. RIP. Thank you Jeff Hall.

Retired Officer Dan Bogdansky

May 19, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 34th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 19, 2018

I will always Remember that day I located the suspect, and the events of that day

Alaska DPS,Pilot, Officer Joseph Abrams
Alaska Fish and Wildlife Officer

December 25, 2017

I did not know Trooper Duncan. But I wore the Bones (Crossed rifles) which carry his initals, TLD. Rest in peace brother.

Johnny Whitehead, Retired
E Detachment SERT team member 1996-2005

May 23, 2017

Troy -- it's been 32 years today and I still think about you.

You were a rookie trooper when I was a rookie assistant d.a. in Fairbanks and we tried a lot of your DUI cases together. We never lost a single one. It was because you were always fair, professional, and polite, and juries could see it.

I know I never convinced you that it wasn't me you saw driving a Saab around a corner on two wheels one time when you were off-duty, but I swear it wasn't me. I had a Dodge Dart.

Thanks always for your service, and rest in peace, my friend. You are remembered.

Mike McLaughlin. Asst. Attorney General
State of Alaska, Department of Law

May 19, 2016

Trooper Duncan,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. Also please forgive me for misspelling your name here last year when I left a reflection for you.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow former Marine/LEO

United States Border Patrol

May 19, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

Watching a series on snipers and after learning of Trooper Duncan's story I was interested in looking him up. it's just my small way of paying respect to the fallen hero instead of reading endless paragraph about the murderer.

Staff Sergeant Susan Hall
U.S. Army (retired)

January 27, 2015

Hey, Trooper! Just stopping by to say hi.. you will be remembered always.

Andrea Dalton, Patrol Officer, ret
Fairbanks Police Dept

September 4, 2014

Troy without hesitancy went out to search and rescue, missing people of Manley, one of whom was my good friend Dale Madajski .He also was a victim of Michael Silka. I pray you and Dale are at peace, and your memories will never be forgotten as long as I am alive. You paid the ultimate price to defend and serve, and I respect and cherish you for that. God bless your wife and children, and may god protect them like you have protected us.

Just a friend of a one that lost his life that day like Troy

August 9, 2014

Colonel Hard and others,
Well spoken. My heart and my hat to these men and women who protect with their lives. The list is too long.


May 20, 2014

Trooper Donlon,
It may have been 30 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. As a fellow former Marine;LEO I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow Former Marine;LEO

United States Border Patrol

May 20, 2014

The bravest often fall by the hands of cowards, but in valor there is hope.

I think often of my good friend, but these days more so for the recent tragic losses suffered by the Alaska State Troopers.

Troy will be there for them as he has been for others.

Colonel Joel L. Hard AST (Ret.)

May 14, 2014

Troy was my Uncle. I never got too meet him. I hear he was a great man and trooper. Aunt Judy told me many great stories about him.

Brandon Chenoweth

February 6, 2014

I just seen the story of Trooper Duncan's death on The History Channel. I will not forget your sacrifice and bravery.


November 30, 2013

My Trooper Duncan soul rest in the hands of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and may his family be blessed with God's Peace. To Ms. Duncan, I truly hope that you, your son and daughter have done well in life. God bless you all.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Ret-2011)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 6, 2013

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