Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Melvin Eugene Dyer

Duxbury Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, August 25, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Melvin Eugene Dyer

Officer Dyer, it has been 13 years since you were taken from us. New England 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 military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 25, 2023

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

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 25, 2020

Officer Dyer, it's now been 12 years and you have NOT been forgotten. God Bless you Brother and may your eternal rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Dyer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2019

Thank you for your service, Rest In Peace and protect from above.

BSUPD, MA Assistant Chief, Matthew T. Ru
Bridgewater State University Police Department

March 23, 2017

No doubt the 8 years we acknowledge today feels like 1000 to those who miss you most. We still mourn a lost Brother but only those who know and love you most can truly feel the pain. But also, only they can truly remember the joy you brought and we all wish we could know that.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 25, 2016

Officer Dyer,
Sir, it has been over 5 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country
as well when you served in the USMC-especially during the Vietnam War. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

September 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 30, 2012

Officer Dyer,
Sir, on today the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice-not just to your Community as an LEO-but to our Country as well when you served with the USMC-esepecially during the Vietnam War. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO/former Marine

U.S. Border Patrol

August 25, 2012

I was proud of my brother Mel. I miss him alot. We lost touch so many years ago. We were both born in Oakland, CA. H was born Jan 1941 and I was born on Jan 1945. He will always be in my heart as well as our sister Marlene.

SSG formerly with the US Army

February 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


August 25, 2009

Officer Dyer, one day short of your anniversary, another officer lost his life after being stuck by a motor vehicle. It's tragic to say the very least.

It's now been one year since you were taken and no doubt, for those who remain behind, it seems like yesterday. The pain may soften with time, but it never goes away.

May you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother and God Bless you.

Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 25, 2009

To Officer Melvin Eugene Dyer, his family and his fellow officers with the Duxbury Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Dyer’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Dyer and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

August 25, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 4, 2009

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

October 21, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Dyer and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Dyer for your dedicated service to the people of Massachusetts and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 18, 2008

To those who loved Officer Dyer, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. It's been a long hard road, and even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Melvin will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Officer Dyer for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 28, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Melvin Dyer,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Melvin Dyer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Dyer is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


September 8, 2008

My deepest condolenses to the Dyer family and his brothers at the Duxbury Police Department. The thin blue line just got a little bit thinner...

Officer Paul Clifford
Federal Bureau of Prisons (FMC Devens, MA)

September 7, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

September 6, 2008

Godspeed Brother. Thank You.

Ofc. Jason M. Barrett
Brookfield Police Dept.

September 5, 2008

Officer Dyer,
The ultimate sacrifice that you made for your family, the town of Duxbury, your extended family in blue and the United States Marine Corps. will never be forgotten.

P.O. Chris Carr
Boston Police Dept./Mobile Operations

September 4, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother


September 4, 2008

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