Mient van der Molen
- Category : 1865-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Industry 2
One of the four Dutch police officers who were killed by IJe Wijkstra.
He was the son of the tailor Durk Luitzens van der Molen (1823-1891) and Hinke Sytzes Bleeker (1822-1895). At age 30 he applied for a post as police officer.
On 20 November 1897, he married the housemaid Hiltje van der Wal (10 October 1865, Drogeham, Surhuisterveen - 7 December 1913, Grootegast) in Grootegast. They got five children, a daughter Grietje and a son, who was hospitalised in Dennenoord survived.
He was killed on the cold winter-day 18 January 1929 between 7 and 8 AM by IJe Wijkstra, when he tried to arrest the desperate housewife Aaltje Wobbes-van der Tuin. Aaltje hided with her husbands friend IJe Wijkstra, after her husband Wobbes had been sent to prison for 14 months for theft. As Aaltje had left her six children, she had been summoned to go to court in Groningen, but IJe and Aaltje refused to do so. As the poacher Ije was known to be good shooter, an arrest unit of four police was sent to Doezum to do the job. It was freezing 19 degrees. Within an hour after their arrival the policemen lay dead in the snow with their throats slit.