Officer Daniel James Muehlhausen

Officer Daniel James Muehlhausen

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1997

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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 13933

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I was at the intersection of 177 and 62 yesterday, and stopped to read the memorial plaque again, as I always do when out there. Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired) 5342

November 14, 2018

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