Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 653
Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Offender: Convicted of murder
Deputy Daniel Browne-Sanchez was shot and killed while attempting to take action against an armed robbery assailant while off duty.
The robber had entered a local restaurant, fired several shots into the ceiling and wall, and ordered all of the employees into a lounge area.
Deputy Browne-Sanchez, who was unarmed, attempted to subdue the subject but was shot multiple times. Other employees then attacked the man and held him until responding officers arrived. The masked killer was wearing a military flak jacket under his coat.
On November 6, 2007, the suspect was convicted of Deputy Browne-Sanchez's murder, kidnapping, illegal firearms possession, and possession of a silencer.
Deputy Browne-Sanchez had served with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety - Sheriff's Division, for 5 years. He is survived by his mother.