Police Officer Frank John Dustin

Police Officer Frank John Dustin

Manchester Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Monday, May 20, 1918

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Frank John Dustin

Police Officer Frank Dustin suffered a fatal heart attack while pursuing a man who exposed himself at Stark Park at 550 River Road in Manchester at 7 pm.

Officer Dustin completed his shift and was tending his war memorial garden when he was notified that a man was exposing himself at the park. The suspect fled when approached, and a foot pursuit ensued. Near the entrance to the park, Officer Dustin collapsed and could not be resuscitated. Other officers arrested the subject.

Officer Dustin had served with the Manchester Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife, four nieces, and one nephew.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

foot pursuit, off duty, sex offense

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Officer Dustin, it has been 106 years since you were taken from us. New Hamphire law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 21 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 21, 2024

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