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. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 13933

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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Officer Muehlhausen,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 1, 2022

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