Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I am a member of the Irish National Police (An Garda Siochana)and wish to offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this fine officer who gave and put so much into his community .

Kenneth Harrington Garda
An Garda Siochana , Ireland

January 6, 2004

May god bless Police Officer Arthur Ohlsen III and his family. As those close to him grieve, so do we all for the brother lost. Although we may be alone for a time, we all walk together side by side. God Bless and Godspeed


January 6, 2004

Arthur J. Ohlsen III, we will miss you dearly. Squad #2 will miss you dearly along with the rest of your friends from the Dover Police Department.
I had the pleasure of working with you in the Detective Bureau and the pleasure of working for you in patrol. I certainly had the pleasure of being your Sergeant and I will miss you. May you lay in peace and your family find comfort that you served this town well. You will never be forgotten.
Love Sharon

Sergeant Sharon Whitmore
Town of Dover

January 5, 2004

Rest on peace Brother Arthur, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7.15.73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

January 5, 2004

Thank you for your years of service. Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

January 5, 2004

To his family, friends and co-workers:

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God gives you comfort and strength in the weeks and months ahead.

I know the loss you are feeling and that there are no words that will make this pain any less. My dad, Ptl. William B. Bell, was killed in the line of duty on 11-19-02. You will find that this law enforcement family is like no other. You will receive such love and support, and it will help carry you through this.

When my dad died, the love and support from my dad's co-workers and friends and from our community was overwhelming. I never realized how much the LIFE of my father affected so many more people than his death did. It was truly beautiful to see that his life and his service did not go unappreciated or unnoticed. And you'll find that your loved one will have made a similar impact on the lives of SO many people. The love that you shared with him and the service he gave to his community will be of great comfort and pride.

Again, I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Valarie Bell Wright
Daughter of Ptl. William B. Bell
EOW 11-19-02

Valarie Bell Wright
Daughter of Ptl. William B. Bell EOW 11-19-02

January 4, 2004

Day is done,
gone the sun.
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Godspeed to you and your family


January 4, 2004

To my fallen brother what u started i will finish so that our unity will serve both as an example and a warning to those that doubt our resolve the watch is now mine God Speed


January 4, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Arthur did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Arthur be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Ohlesen's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Arthur is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Arthur was well respected and well loved.

Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Drakesville, IA)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

January 4, 2004

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Ohlsen for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


January 4, 2004

We are truly saddened at Art's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

January 3, 2004

My deepest sympathy to the Ohlsen family and the Town of Dover Police Department. Thank you for your service and hard work. You will not be forgotten brother.

Officer Schrade
Dept. of veterans Affairs Police

January 3, 2004



January 3, 2004

Officer Ohlsen,
Your passing on has made me think about what the ultimate sacrafice really is. To give your life for your community only shows your dedication to your fellow men and women. You insipre me even more in my pursuit of a Law Enforcemt position. Looking at the 1500 people that came to see you being laid to rest only shows how much your cared about your job and the people you served. You WILL be greatly missed.

Explorer John Zaragoza
Roxbury Twp. NJ Police

January 3, 2004

As a former resident of Dover and as a fellow officer I truly regret Your recent loss.My deepest condolences to the Dover Police Department and to the family of Officer Ohlsen.God bless him and his long time sacrifice.

Officer Alex Caro

January 3, 2004

Jan. 2, 2004

This is so sad and so tragic. You served a long time, but then again, not
nearly long enough. I love those dimples! You look like you were
enjoying yourself. May the good Lord be with your family, your friends
and your co-workers at this devastating time. Thank you for your
commitment and dedication to law enforcement and ultimately, your
huge sacrifice. You will be dearly missed, leaving a void that can never
be filled.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 2, 2004

Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to the family and friends of Officer Ohlsen, and the entire Dover Police Department. Rest in peace.

Patrolman Erik Aronson
Hamburg Police Department, NJ

January 2, 2004

Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Mamawolf aka Marilyn Robinson
WolfPack Network Support our Officers

January 2, 2004

most people would tell you that law enforcement is a dangerous job. i never listened. I was always afriad when there was a domestic call or when i heard dispatch say use caution with someone. My husband was a little man but his size never mattered to him. He wanted to be a policeman, he wanted to make the small town we lived in a safe place for everyone. i never thought that directing traffic would be the worst thing that he could do. I just want to say to all the officers that read this "To be careful out there and watch out for other drivers and be careful so you can go home to your family" GOD BLESS

Wife of Officer Toby Dirickson
EOW 11-2-03

January 2, 2004

Peace be with you angel of blue...You will not be alone up there on the streets of Heaven, our fellow brothers Ofc. Jay Carruth and David Ezernack will be there to walk you through the Streets of Gold.

Cpl. Whitstine
Alexandria P.D., LA

January 2, 2004

My deepest condolonces to the family,friends, and co-workers of Police Officer Arthur Ohlsen III.

Patrolman Robert Wigton # 9516
San Antonio Park Police

January 2, 2004

Our deepest condolences to the officer's loved ones and to his brother officers who will forever remember him, and honor his sacrifice. May he rest in peace.

Police Officer
Newark Police SCTF

January 2, 2004

GOD bless you brother Ohlsen for you have given the ultimate sacrifice. May the shield look down upon the family and bring them through the rest of the years. May GOD be with all his fellow brothers and sisters in BLUE.

Fly High Free Eagle, You will never be forgotten.

Fellow brother in Blue of Deputy Kevin Sherwood EOW 09-Oct-03


Officer John S. Wilson
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, Michigan

January 2, 2004

Rest in Peace Blue Angel

Officer Shannon E. Bunger
Indiana University Police, Bloomington, IN

January 2, 2004

To Officer Ohlsen family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyars, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares e/o/w 11/6/86, Hialeah PD, FL

January 1, 2004

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