Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 3236
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 10 years
Officer Dannygriggs Padayao was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the scene of a minor traffic accident at approximately 10:30 pm.
He was setting out flares on Kamehameha Highway, near Kualoa Ranch, when a pickup truck struck him. The driver of the truck then fled the scene, but was arrested in the area later in the night. Officer Padayao was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect was found guilty of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Officer Padayao had been a member of the Honolulu Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his girlfriend and her three children.