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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Det. Wustenhoff,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 15, 2020

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