Police Officer Theodore James Ohlemeier

Police Officer Theodore James Ohlemeier

Colwich Police Department , Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Theodore James Ohlemeier

Police Officer TJ Ohlemeier died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while arresting a COVID positive DUI driver at 13800 W. 53rd Street North in Maize.

Officer Ohlemeier had served with the Colwich Police Department for over three years. He had previously served with the Derby Police Department for 20 years, the Clearwater Police Department for eight years, and the Caldwell Police Department for over one year. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and three sisters.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 33 years, 2 months
  • Badge CO222

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 21, 2021

arrest, communicable disease, COVID-19


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