Officer Daniel James Muehlhausen

Officer Daniel James Muehlhausen

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1997

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Daniel James Muehlhausen

Officer Daniel James Muehlhausen was killed after being struck head-on by a motorist who veered onto his side of the highway on Highway 62 east of Highway 177, approximately 30 miles east of Desert Center.

Officer Muehlhausen was checking a remote area of the highway for a disabled vehicle at approximately 11:15 am when the oncoming vehicle attempted to illegally pass another car on a hill. Both cars burst into flames upon impact. The juvenile occupants of the other car were also killed.

Officer Muehlhausen had served with the California Highway Patrol for two years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 13933

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Its been to long Danny. You left us way to soon. I shall be retiring this coming December 27 years and change. I still remember studying in our dorm rooms with Nolte, Nunes to name few. RIP brother

Ofc J White AKA "Pappy" 13997
CHP CTC 4-94

June 18, 2021

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