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Police Officer Arthur Joseph Ohlsen, III

Dover Town Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Arthur Joseph Ohlsen, III

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

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

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 of Police Anthony W. Smith
Town of Dover Police Department

January 1, 2020

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

I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since we last spoke. I hope you enjoyed our awards ceremony this year. It was great to see how the boys followed in your footsteps. I know you are extremely proud of them. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten as your shadow box will always be on display inside police headquarters. You are missed and your memory will live on through the officers in our department. Rest In Peace Brother....

Chief Anthony W. Smith
Town of Dover Police Department

December 30, 2018

HI uncle art its Mia i know i haven't meat you but i know you are still here with us.... can you please give Nikki a BIG hug for me and we all miss you vary much!

Mia Alexis Ohlsen
great niece

February 7, 2018

Hi uncle art i know i have not met you but i know your spirit is still with us and im in the middle of 3rd grade right now so i have a lot to learn wile over the years....wish you were here with us!

Mia Alexis Ohlsen
RIP

February 6, 2018

As I celebrate the new year and the very day I lost a brother and a friend. I say to people you my friend were a good helpful man that I miss so much. The loss of such a good human being is difficult. You are so missed. RIP Arthur J Ohlsen III. Odie. Miss you man. Cheers to you!!!!

Retired Sgt Sharon Whitmore
Dover Police Department

December 31, 2017

Art as you can see most all of the guys are retired. We almost lost the Big Daddy this year thank God we didn’t! As I walked into the locker room the other day, I looked at your locker remembering the good old days in the police department. Times have definitely changed over the years. Today, the police department remembers your end of watch. Rest in peace brother and continue to watch over all of us.

Deputy Chief Anthony W. Smith
Town of Dover Police Department

December 30, 2017

RIP

Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

May 30, 2015

Its been 11 years since you were taken from us, the pain is still in our hearts, we miss you. Every christmas i miss shopping with you. You were like a little kid at chirstmas, you loved getting and doing for others. I miss you little brother, we all miss you. Please watch over the kids, Ryan, AJ, Trevor and now little Mia. please keep them all safe. I love you and miss you. Give mom a kiss for me, and the rest of our family that has passed. RIP Art. Blanche

Blanche Ohlsen
Sister

January 4, 2015

Blanche,
John, Doris, Joseph, & Sarah from Dover Plaza Market still remember, ache and pray for you. We may be out of Dover, but fond memories especially for your brother remain.

Mannion family
Business Owner Protected most by Arthur Joseph Ohlsen, III

January 15, 2014

I can't beleive it's going to be 10 years since we lost you, my heart will always be heavy missing you, wishing you were here for all the milestones of life. AJ is a Sheriffs Officer and now engaged to be married. I am so proud of him, he thinks like you and has a heart of gold. Keep him safe. Ryan is doing well going to school, working full time and trying to make he and Mia's life better. She's such a peanut, Mia and Nana (me) have a very close bond. she's great I love her to pieces. Please watch over her, keep her safe. I love you and miss you little brother. I wanted to have a service this year but I ran out of time to put it together, I hope I can do it next year. Give mom a kiss for me..... Love you, Blanche

Blanche
Sister

December 16, 2013

Hey dad I made it to the show wish u were here to work along side with me but I know your spirit is there watching over. But just keep all of us safe on the job and make sure we all go home and see our families and thank you for everything you have done.

Love you

S/O A. Ohlsen
MCSO

June 12, 2013

Art, I miss you and your smile, your constant picking on me (fun wise) is missed. I wish you were here to meet your great neice Mia, she is so cute, you would love her. We talk to her about you, we show her pictures of you. We told her you are in heaven with the angles. Please watch over her Art for she is not in a very good place right now in her life. She's so little she needs your angelic protection. I love you and miss you little brother.

Blanche Ohlsen
Sister

December 31, 2012

Art it's been nine years since you were taken from us. Every time I put my uniform on I think about you. AJ graduated from the academy last week. He's a spitting image of you. Rest easy my friend.

Detective Tim Thiel
Town of Dover

December 30, 2012

Here we are again Art another year, another Holiday without you here. Its hard these days, I'm really tired of the drama and bs. I wish you were here to talk to, I miss you very much. Please keep watch over us and please protect Mia. God only knows she needs that, poor little Nana's peanut. Keep her safe from her surroundings at her home. God Bless you Art and again I miss you. Give Mom a kiss for me.

Blanche Ohlsen
Sister

December 28, 2011

Art I can't believe it will be seven years since you were taken from us. The holidays are here again, I used to love the holidays, now I dread them. I miss you and your jokes, I miss our talks. It doesn't feel like 7 years. That horrible night is still fresh in my mind as if it were yesterday. Seeing you the way you were still kills me inside. Please watch over us Art things are not well. God bless you Art, I miss you and love you. Blanche

Blanche Ohlsen
Arts sister

December 9, 2010

I cant believe its going to be 7 years since you left us.. Art there is not a day that goes by that you arent in our thoughts and prayers. we love and miss you very much.. keep watching over us especially your Uncle Dickie

Dawn Ohlsen- Donovan
cousin

November 14, 2010

Art,
I was looking through this site as I do regularly. As I went back to another officer that was taken from us, your picture came up. This is the first time this has happened while checking the site. As your picture came up, a flood of memories of the horrible news of that night came back to me, and then the memories of the good times we had at work. We talk about you every day, and there is not a day that goes by that you are not in our hearts and minds. I miss you Art, watch over your brothers and sisters in blue and keep us safe.

Sgt. Christopher Metzgar
Dover NJ Police Department

February 25, 2010

I will always remember my uncle as an amazingly strong person, both physically and mentally. I was always proud to have him as my uncle. He may not have known it but he was always a hero to me. I have always loved him and will always miss him.

James Conn
Art's nephew

January 2, 2010

It's been 6 years and I remember it like yesterday. I know you are proud of the way that you were honored at the bridge. I was there for you as I was in the past. You are not forgotten Art and you will never be. Rest up my brother some day we will all laugh together again. Peace be with you.

Sgt. Anthony Smith
Dover Police Department

January 1, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

Wow 6 years ago you left us.. feels like yesterday... you are missed every day. R.I.P

Mandy Ohlsen - Linborg
Cousin

December 29, 2009

Next week it will be six years since you were taken away from us. This year is no easier then the last. Another Christmas without you. The town is dedicating a plague on the bridge the day you were killed. I think more has to be done. You deserve it, you were dedicated to your job at least your job should be dedicated to you. you paid the ultimate price, hopefully thats recognized. I have my first home, I wish you were here to see it. Please keep us safe Art. Please help Ryan, keep an eye on him, he's not eating right, works many hours and doesn't get much sleep. Keep him healthy. Watch over the family times are tough. I miss you little brother, Merry Christmas. Love you always. Blanche

Blanche Ohlsen
Sister of Officer

December 23, 2009

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