Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 115
Cause: Struck by train
Officer Arthur Ohlsen was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train while responding to reports of a brush fire near the railroad tracks under the South Salem Street overpass.
Officer Ohlsen was directing fire department personnel to the scene when he was struck. He was flown to Morristown Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 45 minutes later. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Officer Ohlsen had served with the Town of Dover Police Department for 18 years, and is survived by his wife and two sons.