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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 you are missed down here. Dawn's anniversary just passed a few weeks ago and we all remember when you and I took care marking her car up with "Just Married" and taking all the toilet paper and paper towels in the building and throwing it in her car (yea I know she will get me back). The family picture we took at Dawn's wedding has been passed out to family members so they have a picture of you with everyone. I am getting married this October and my fiance feels like he knows you from all of our stories. We wish you could be there but know you will be watching over everyone that day. Just because you arent here with us doesn't mean we forgot Bonnie and the kids we are hoping they can make it out here for the wedding along with Blance and Ryan. I talk to Trevor almost everyday and he is just like you, talks about nothing and everything. You guys are the only cousins we knew growing up and actually liked. Well this weekend is Easter and I know it won't be the same in your house but I know you will be there with them in spirit. God Bless you Art and remember we all do love and miss you.

Mandy Ohlsen
Art's cousin

March 25, 2005

art your ability to bring a smile to everyone at the track even on the worst day we could have will never be forgoten may you rest in peace you will never be forgotten

A soldier Far away
US army

March 6, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 30, 2004


I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

(Author: Unknown)

December 26, 2004

Art, next month it will be a year since you passed away. It has not gotten any easier for us all. The holidays are coming and I just can't seem to get into it this year or really any year, but I know I have to do it for all the kids. I have made it a point to make sure that Ryan and I are included in the memorials that have been held to help people realize that we feel the pain of your loss too. I am having a mass for you on the day you were killed and I hope to see many people come to honor you. I miss you little brother there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and wish you were here. I love you and miss you. Blanche

Blannche Ohlsen
Art's sister

November 21, 2004

Yesterday was your birthday Art (8/25) and I miss making fun of you being 1 year older and celebrating one more memory. I went to your grave closed my eyes and wished this was just a very bad dream. Your passing has not gotten any easier to endore and it seems nothing has gone right since. I thought when i go to the cemetary I would see something there in hopes no one has forgetten you. There was nothing, it seems that everyone has forgotten but I haven't and I never will. Happy Birthday little brother you will forever be in my heart, I miss you and love you.

Art's sister

August 26, 2004

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten.

S/A G.Rowe Jr
RR Police Department NJ DIV

July 7, 2004

It has been a long time since we started on the job together as "cabbage patch cops". I will always remember the times we had on foot patrol.

We all miss you each and everyday. Your smile willingness to help out are and always will be missed. It was a pleasure to have known you and worked with you.

Rest well you have earned it.

Do not worry about those you left behind
JP is doing a great job trying to help out.

Your brothers here will take care of those you left behind. .

May God Bless you and grant you eternal peace.

Captain Peter Ugalde
Town of Dover Police Department

May 27, 2004

Art, it has been 5 months since your passing and I still can't believe your gone. I miss you so much, I miss you making fun of me on a daily basis, making me laugh, helping me with Ryan and listening when I complain about my job when I came over everyday on my lunch hour. I feel very lost and alone. I feel a part of my life is gone. I took care of you after mom died and when we grew up we looked out for each other. Norma is right you and I had a special bond, a bond not all brothers and sisters have, we were close all our lives. I try to help with the boys hoping to get them back on track but only time will tell. Hopefully they won't hate me when they are grown. I talk to Bonnie everyday just like we did before and if she needs help with anything I do what I can. Please watch over them Art for this is not easy for them all. I'm trying to keep everyone and everything together so they don't stray. I will always look out for your family Art just like I looked out for you, I just wish I was there for you that night. I love you and miss you. God bless you Art

Blanche Ohlsen
Art's sister

May 23, 2004

Art you are missed by us all. You and your sisters where the only cousins we really knew growing up.We will never forget all the times you came out to see us and spend time with the family and when you called we knew we would be on the phone for hours cause you had the Ohlsens gift to gab. I hope you know how much it meant to my father when you took the time to come see him in the hospital with the family at that time he needed to see everyone. We where lucky enough to see you the day befor your passing at aunt lees funeral and the smile you put on my fathers face when he saw you. You where his favorite nephew. but the man up stairs does everything for a reason and i guess you being there that day so we could see you one last time was his reasoning. you are truely missed by everyone and you know the boys and Bonnie will be taken care of.To the boys... you know your dad is watching over you but he is telling your aunt Blanch to be harder on you two then she ever was cause she means business and your dad wants you to to stay on track and you know she may be short but she is a tough cookie..Art we love you and miss you now its your turn to watch over everyone just like the rest of our family has been doing over the years.. and keep all those old timers out of trouble.

Dawn Ohlsen-Donovan
Arts Cousin

May 6, 2004


We miss you and your personality! Your family is always in my prayers that they may find peace with the loss of you. "Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him Oh Lord And Let Perputal Light Shine Upon Him"

God's Peace,

Det. Edward O'Rourke #120
Town of Dover Police Department

April 23, 2004

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am riding shotgun in Car 41 in the Busch North race over there.
I am the shine on the police badge you so proudly wear.

I am in the conversations over lunch at the M&S II pizza place.
I am in the eyes upon my wife’s sweet, gentle face.

I am in the lights and sirens of the cruiser on Blackwell that make everyone stare.
I am the bitterness of that beer in the shop that you guys all share.

I am in the hands that you use to reach out to my family.
I am the colors of the decals that adorn the things you can see.

I am in the handshake and stories that my best friend will share anytime.
I am in the laughter of my sons who bear a face like mine.

Remember, I will always be with you as you turn the pages of time.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.


March 10, 2004

Art, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Your memory is, and will always be, honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

You are missed brother. It is hard to believe you are gone.
May the Lord Jesus Christ keep you at his side and comfort you. May the Lord also comfort your family in this time.
Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me will live even though he dies." There is hope after death, we will see Artie again. God Bless.

Detective Richard Gonzalez
Dover Police Department

February 17, 2004

My brother Art loved being a cop. He knew when he was 3 years old that he was going to be a police officer and he fulfilled that dream. I am very proud of my brother and I always will be. Art always believed in the 'right thing to do" in his every day life as well as being a police officer. He was devoted to his wife and family he wanted nothing but the best for them. My brother was very happy and content in his life My heart is broken and I miss you, God hand picked you Art to patrol the streets of heaven because he only chooses the best. God bless you and give mom a kiss for me.

I love you and I miss you


Sister Blanche

February 17, 2004

To The Family OF Officer Ohlsen III,
May God give you the strength you need to get you through this difficult time. We recently lost our brother Office Melvin Lisojo, in June of 2003 and we totally understand what your going through. We sincerely, feel your loss. May he rest in peace and may you always know that he gave his life doing what he enjoyed. He is now resting in police heaven and he will always be looking down on you. May God bless you and your family.
The Lisojo Family

February 5, 2004

To the strong son's and wife of Officer Arthur Ohlsen, I did not know your father, but I know that he will never forget his loving son's and wife, and all the brothers, and sisters in blue. I know it's hard to lose a husband, father, and a brother to Law Enforcement Officers. I have lost one too. My prayers are with all of you.
God Speed.

Expl Lt. Schulte
Ft. Myers Police Explorer Post 55.

January 27, 2004

While I did not have the oppertunity to pay my respects at your funeral, I do greatly admire any police officer who is willing to put his life on the line to get the job done. Personally I think that people sometimes just do not understand, they speak of why would someone die for a compleate stranger? Why would anyone want to be a cop? My answer to them, is you have to love it, and while I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, you must have loved it. If you die doing what you love to do, then mabey it is just ok. God has a plan for all of us, and you are needed in his kindom, for whatever reason. You will be missed by all those who wear the color blue, and you are the people that inspire me to join this field later in life. Thank you so much for your service to your community, state, and country. Goodspeed - We will all meet again one day -

Explorer Cpl. Michael F, Bender
Roxbury Twp P.D.

January 16, 2004

My prayers are with you all...Our great friend Vermont State Police Sgt
Mike Johnson, E.O.W. Father's Day 6/15/03, was cut down by a drug
dealer and all around loser!!! He was run on the interstate while trying to
help his fellow officers contain this slime. The wonderful brotherhood of
law enforcement men and women all over the world have helped us all
enormously!! 2003 was a tough year. Be strong and know your loved
one has joined the best that is offered for all time and you WILL see
them again. For now , I know, they are protecting us for all time God
Bless You All!!!

Sandy Gilderdale

January 10, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Art was much more than a fine Police Officer, he was a great dad who always involved his boys in his time away from the job.
Art always had something good to say about others.
Always a team player, never wanting to be the center of attention. It is true "The good do die young".

patrolman Glenn R. Gordon
Roxbury Twp. N.J.

January 10, 2004

My thoguths and prayers are with Officer Ohlsen's wife, sons, family, friends and co-workers. You will never be alone in your pain and grief. Your law enforcement family will always be with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

January 9, 2004

To Officer Ohlson's son....

Young man, I'm happy to see that you are proud of your dad. He was in an honorable profession that I am sure he loved. Please know that you and your family are part of an even greater family, and that there are people you never met that are praying for you.

Don't worry about your Dad forgetting you. There's no way that would happen because he'll always be with you, looking down at you and looking out for you. He'll be there with you for every happy moment in your life, and he'll be there to get you through the tough times too.

Don't ever hesitate to reach out to your Dad's "Brother's in Blue", they will be there for you too!

New Jersey

January 8, 2004

God bless you and your family. Thank you for your years of providing protection and service to our Dover community. You are in my prayers.

Dover Resident

January 8, 2004

Rest in peace brother in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family and your department.
Thanks for your dedication and service.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 7, 2004

Rest in peace


January 6, 2004

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