Officer Alfred W. Dennis

Officer Alfred W. Dennis

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Saturday, May 2, 1942

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Alfred W. Dennis

Officer Alfred Dennis was killed in an automobile crash while in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on Dillingham Boulevard near Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

He was issuing a citation to a driver at the intersection of Dillingham Boulevard and King Street when he commandeered a car in an attempt to stop a second vehicle. As he instructed the car to overtake the truck, his body came in contact with several steel rods protruding from the truck. He was knocked to the ground and killed.

Officer Dennis was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Honolulu Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife and five stepchildren.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Officer Dennis,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 2, 2022

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