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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A great guy and a best friend to all. You are greatly missed my friend.

Patrolman Michael Hatzimihalis
Rockaway Township Police Department

December 30, 2018

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