Commissioner Duncan was an amazing man. He cared about the people of the State
and of the Department. He sent personalized emails to every DPS employee on
their birthday. He fought for his employees, and equality among the various
Divisions. He cared about the public. He will truly be missed amongst his
I had the pleasure of working with and for Scott Duncan for over 17 years. He
was the type of leader that always made you think that he was your friend.
I had the pleasure of working for Scott and found him to be the consummate
professional, dedicated public servant, and a trusted and helpful co-worker. I
wish him all the best.
This whole things sounds crazy and like there is a coverup going on. I
sympathize for the pressure these DPS people must be under in their jobs, and
maybe his position needs to be changed so that a committee or group handles
these responsibilities instead of one person. How someone could drive to So.
Utah, forget a meeting, and be driving back while swerving sound really serious,
like he was totally out of it.
I know the Duncan family well and have known Scott for many years. The people
of the State of Utah probably have no idea how much good Scott has done for the
state. Scott will be missed, this is tragic and we wish he and his family the
Leaders such as Scott Duncan are few and far between. We have appreciated his
dedication and commitment throughout the years of his service to the state of
Utah. It is too bad that someone who has dedicated his life to the service of
others in such an exemplary manner can be thrown overboard on the basis of one
single, unexplained incident that was totally out of character for him. God
Bless you Scott. Good luck in your future endeavors. You will truly be missed
by those of us who really know and love you for who you are and the services you
Leaders like Scott Duncan don't come along every day. I'm really disappointed in
Govenor Huntsman for not allowing his health problems to be checked out and
treated before making this hasty decision. Sounds like a form of age/health
discrimination to me.
There were outside warning signs of alcohol problems with Swain for years. There
has never been any inkling of any problem with Duncan.
Seems there is either bad blood between the Guv and DPS or DPS and all its
branches have a problem with OH or more precisely carboxyl affinity or to be
exact ALCOHOL related incidents. I tend to gravitate towards their problem with
alcohol. It's pervasive throughout the LE community, much more than the common
public knows. Let's see now possible DPS (fireman) alcohol caused fatality in
Tooele, um what else? DPS guy named um what was his name um Lt. Swain UHP Dui
guy resigned incident to ALCOHOL and heaven's knows what other DPS alcohol
related incidents there are which go unreported, unaddressed, or covered up.
Mr. Lunceford down in Spanish Fork wasn't immune from alcohol. Officers of SLPD
I know have a problem with it. I speculate much much more than the naive
citizens of Utah would believe. Brian Smith, killed then killed in Texas
incident to drug and alcohol. I wished I had a DPS "card" to show any other DPS
officer so I could get off Scott free as did this guy. I hope they took him to
the hospital for alcohol blood level testing!
DEAR SCOTT,as a aunt to you ,IT makes me very sad to think that they didnt
listen to your side of this before they took the action they did . But know that
people are with you and love you for the wonderful person you are and all the
good you have done for others .I would like to tell them that you cannot be
relaced by anyone better. Totally THERE Lose!!!We Love you and we will keep you
in our thoughts and prayers ,LOVE ALWAYS - Deb
Scott, It was a priviledge working for you and knowing you all these years. I
hope all is well with you. Just relax and enjoy retirement. We who know you
respect you and wish you well.
Could the pressures of the job have caused the Commissioner to have had a
stroke?Sounds like a serious medical problem when you forget a
meeting and have a hard time driving.Hope all is well and I am glad
he was between Cedar and St. George. Had that been in SLC he would have been
killed the way they drive.
First rule when running for president is to avoid even the appearance of
Of course he was forced out. He worked for Huntsman, so Huntsman likely tossed
him overboard before the story could tarnish his image. Heaven forbid we should
allow time for the doctors to look into any health problems.
I have known Scott Duncan for most of my life and have had the good fortune of
working for him for the last 20 years. He is a giant among law enforcement
leadership. I wish him well, and know that he truly deserves a break from the
tremendous pressures he has faced during his career. Good luck, and thank you
for your service to this great state!
He is a real leader among men. Utah will really miss him. He has taken care of
the people and not his health. DPS Loves him and wishes him well.
Scott was forced out, what a tragedy. People who are full of greed forced Scott
I am very saddened to hear of Commissioner Duncan's resignation. What a loss to
Utah of a professional and caring public servant, and exemplary leader. I wish
him the very best - he deserves it.
Truly unfortunate. Scott is an amazing person.