Suffolk police officer to receive shi...

Suffolk police officer to receive shield of slain father

There are 38 comments on the Newsday story from May 18, 2007, titled Suffolk police officer to receive shield of slain father. In it, Newsday reports that:

Suffolk police officer Kevin Wustenhoff will receive a treasured memento -- the police badge worn by his father, slain in 1990 by a bomb that destroyed his unmarked police car -- in a ceremony Friday at the ...

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Lee

Bronx, NY

#2 May 18, 2007
that's cute...
rdo

Bayport, NY

#4 May 18, 2007
yes that was the case
Achilles

Brooklyn, NY

#6 May 18, 2007
Lee wrote:
that's cute...
GO TO HELL...
ex LI person

AOL

#7 May 18, 2007
That was the "Boom-Boom" Horan case. They say that Horan believed this guy was screwing his wife. No evidence to charge Horan. Justice all the way around many felt.
Blunt

Westtown, NY

#8 May 18, 2007
17 years and the case is not solved. Unacceptable.
Hmm

Miller Place, NY

#9 May 18, 2007
How ironic that the last time a Suffolk "cop" died it had nothing to do with his duties or in the course of police action. He was bombed and from what I can tell he may have deserved it, if he was indeed sleeping with another man's wife.
ja from nh

Portland, ME

#10 May 18, 2007
Hmm wrote:
How ironic that the last time a Suffolk "cop" died it had nothing to do with his duties or in the course of police action. He was bombed and from what I can tell he may have deserved it, if he was indeed sleeping with another man's wife.
ARE YOU REALLY THAT STUPID??? HE WAS A GOOD UNDERCOVER COP WHO WAS KILLED IN PRIME OF HIS LIFE. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WRITE HIS FAMILY MIGHT READ YOUR BULL. I HOPE HIS SON FINDS HIS KILLER AS HE PLANS TO. GOD REST HIS SOUL AND MAY HE BE IN PEACE.
Achilles

Brooklyn, NY

#11 May 18, 2007
Hmm wrote:
How ironic that the last time a Suffolk "cop" died it had nothing to do with his duties or in the course of police action. He was bombed and from what I can tell he may have deserved it, if he was indeed sleeping with another man's wife.
Last time a Suffolk cop died? There's been at least five that I remember since 1990. So go piss up a rope deuchebag.
FF Jack

Brentwood, NY

#12 May 18, 2007
No one deserves it like was mentioned above.

The lady had other lovers. None of them were murdered. The detective was deeply undercover in the Narco Bureau and it's still a possibility that assignment had something to do with it.
Hank

Medford, NY

#13 May 18, 2007
FF Jack wrote:
No one deserves it like was mentioned above.
The lady had other lovers. None of them were murdered. The detective was deeply undercover in the Narco Bureau and it's still a possibility that assignment had something to do with it.
Jack, I usually agree with your posts but, with this one....I don't know, what R U selling next? The Brooklyn Bridge. Nice try though!
FF Jack

Brentwood, NY

#14 May 18, 2007
This case was perused like no other in Suffolk County. The suspect went out of his way to cooperate with SC Homicide. They took drives to a summer farmhouse the Horan maintained to conduct searches. They engaged in hundreds of hours of interviews and interrogations. There hasn't even been as much as an indictment.

I would like to see the one responsible brought to justice as much as any other decent man here, but Horan was simply on a list of suspects. Remember the ham sandwich analogy? There would've been charges if he was their guy. Horan's wife worked as a secretary in the narco task force at Huntington Quadrangle. She had other boyfriends. None of them were murdered.

The SC detective had earlier traveled to Columbia with US currency in his UC role. I say it's to deeply involved to continue pointing fingers at the NCPD guy as the one after all these years.

What am I trying; Logic? Or did NCPD IAB hold off any charges because they liked Horan? Maybe he picked up coffee every morning. I'll skip the BB, working OT tonight.
noname

Mazatlán, Mexico

#15 May 18, 2007
Didnt Horan work in the NCPD bomb squad?Wouldnt he know how to cover his tracks,if indeed there were any?Also,wasnt Wustenhoff suffering from Hodgkins at the time?I believe he had been in remission for some time and had been rediagnosed shortly before his death.
FF Jack

Brentwood, NY

#16 May 18, 2007
He was with NCPD Emergency Services and had such a background in bomb making. This and the wife's affair originally put him high on the list of suspects. That position has remained entrenched by those looking to blame someone at all costs.

Many US veterans have similiar skills too. High school kids have made similiar devices in their garages via learning the processes through the internet. This doesn't put Horan any further than a suspect with experts in the field divided in opinion. I'm saddened to realize someone got away with murder.

God bless his son Kevin in his career. He's overcome tough hurdles in his young life.
RIP

Johnson City, TN

#17 May 18, 2007
HOPE YOU FIND THE KILLER NO ONE DESERVES THAT MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
Mick

Union City, NJ

#19 May 18, 2007
All night long I've been listening to you talk about the scallops & the otters...

Why is everyone focusing on the past - how about the fact that Kevin has overcome tramatic circumstances to excel in his chosen profession. His belief in the justice system prevailed and in the end he still believes after everything he's been through that the justice system will still prevail. It doesn't matter who's done this because we all know the sign of a coward is a man who can't face his demons in the face hence making his killer less of a man which was clearly already demonstrated.

He's a great cop, father and friend!!! And his family should recognize the fact that Dennis was a hero in life and in death and this horrific act has prove nothing but make the Wustenhoff's martyrs. My support to all and just as Kevin said "The good guy always wins in the end!" Hope you sleep well where ever you are.

I support Kevin, his career and his pursuit of justice.

F U Clown! DAMNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!
-d from da east end

Bronx, NY

#20 May 18, 2007
What a weird string of comments..... im not really sure what to make of them, so, I'll pretend that I didn't read them, and just say this. Kevin, I'm really proud of you and all of your accomplishments. You have been a wonderful friend for all of these years (may I say one of my closest) and you never cease to amaze me. Your dedication to not only your friends and your family, but now your passion to your duty too is something that we should all strive to be more like. Congratulations my man. Be safe, be happy, be bloody brilliant ;) and wear it well!
AJVia

Union City, NJ

#21 May 18, 2007
Obviously everyone will need to shut up at some point and hope the "legal system" does its work like it should have 15 years ago. If something like this story helps re-open (or re-activate) the investigation, that's good- but everyone should keep their effed up opinions about causes and rumors to themselves, and wait for the day it is told in court- which, God willing, will occur in my lifetime or Dennis's childrens'.
AJVia

Union City, NJ

#22 May 18, 2007
Also, yeah, Kevin is a great guy.
dtr222

Bayonne, NJ

#23 May 20, 2007
Hmm wrote:
How ironic that the last time a Suffolk "cop" died it had nothing to do with his duties or in the course of police action. He was bombed and from what I can tell he may have deserved it, if he was indeed sleeping with another man's wife.
the only thing that is ironic is how you don't even have your facts straight. there were six men that have died in the line of duty since this has happened. this brings the total in suffolk county to 21 police officers..and yes, they were ALL performing police duties. how dare you disgrace their memories in such a casual way. last i checked nobody deserves to have their life taken at such a young age, in this careless manner, in front of their own home no less. whoever is responsible for this act was only thinking of themselves and not the ripple effect it could possibly have on others. whatever the motive, the fact still remains that he was a great police officer and a great person. it's too bad that only one persons opinion of him made the world a different place by taking him off of it forever. justice will be served.
and yes, his family does read this.
CUZ T

Shelter Island, NY

#24 May 20, 2007
What a wonderful tribute to Dennis. Fran and her entire family, as well as Kevin's family must be so proud of him. Congratulations to you all!!

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