Detective Dennis J. Wustenhoff

Detective Dennis J. Wustenhoff

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, February 15, 1990

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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 watched a show about this and was so sorry for his wife and children. Who ever is responsible for taking this man’s life may not answer to his crime here on earth but one day God will make it right.

B England
Concerned citizen

January 10, 2022

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