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Officer Ryan Keith Goto | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii


Ryan Keith Goto

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 2713

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Ryan Goto was killed when his police motorcycle was struck head-on by another vehicle on Farrington Highway near La'aloa Street.

A box, which was being transported by a truck, fell off and landed in the fast lane. A vehicle directly behind tried to avoid the box and was rear-ended by a Ford Mustang, which sent the vehicle careening across a grass median and directly into the path of the motorcycle officers who were riding in a "pack" formation.

The vehicle struck Officer Goto and two other motorcycle officers.

Officer Goto was transported to St. Francis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The other two officers were taken to a different hospital in serious condition. A 10-year-old girl in one of the other vehicles was also killed.

Officer Goto had been in law enforcement for 13 years, and is survived by his 6-year-old son, fiancée, and father.

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Big Brother,

Many years have passed and it's just like it was yesterday. I miss you and think of you all the time. Wish you were here to see me and the kids. I Know you watch over me everyday. Love you always your sister.

Love Always,
Lesley, Anthony, and Ethan

Lesley R. Goto
December 30, 2012


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