Detective Dennis J. Wustenhoff

Detective Dennis J. Wustenhoff

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, February 15, 1990

Dennis J. Wustenhoff

Detective Dennis Wustenhoff was killed when a bomb blew apart his unmarked police car in front of his home in Patchogue, New York.

The case has never been solved and the suspect(s) remain unidentified.

Detective Wustenhoff was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender At large

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I’m so glad to see that Kevin and his family have continued to hold on to the wonderful memories of their dad. They should be proud!

Dominick Casoria, Patchogue

January 5, 2019

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