Police Officer Arthur Joseph Ohlsen, III

Police Officer Arthur Joseph Ohlsen, III

Dover Town Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 2003

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Arthur Joseph Ohlsen, III

Police 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 at 8:40 p.m. 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. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 115

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

directing traffic, fire

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Officer Ohlsen,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dover Town. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(retired)

December 30, 2023

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