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

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.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 115

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Well, Art it’s my turn to say good bye to the job. In good and bad times we were the Dover Police Officers. Today is my first day of retirement and my only regret is your passing 16 years ago. We will meet again and reminisce over old times. Rest easy pal....

Chief Anthony W. Smith
Town of Dover Police Department

January 3, 2020

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