Police Officer Melvin Eugene Dyer

Police Officer Melvin Eugene Dyer

Duxbury Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, August 25, 2008

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Melvin Eugene Dyer

Police Officer Melvin Dyer succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle at the Marshfield Fair. The incident occurred while he was directing traffic at the intersection of Main and South River Streets when a car failed to stop.

He was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Dyer served was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He served as a part-time police officer for the Duxbury Police Department and had previously served with the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department.


  • Age 67
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 16, 2008

directing traffic

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If memory serves, I knew Officer Dyer as Gunny Dyer, NCOIC of the United States Marine Corps Security Guard at the American Embassy in Tananarive, Madagascar between the years of 1974 and 1976. I say, "if memory serves" because I was eight years old at the time. But when I came across this photograph, I was immediately drawn back to those years. Those incredibly kind eyes are indelibly etched in my memory. My father admired and respected Mr. Dyer very much and his family and ours socialized quite a bit back then. I am so sorry to learn of his passing.

Craig Lanier Allen, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
Supervisory Special Agent, AFOSI (Retired)

September 11, 2020

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