Officer Joseph K. Whitford, Jr.

Officer Joseph K. Whitford, Jr.

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 1962

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Joseph K. Whitford, Jr.

Officer Joseph Whitford was struck by a passing vehicle while citing a motorist for a traffic violation at 2:00 am.

He had stopped the vehicle on Kamehameha Highway near the Hawaiian Electric Company generating plant at Waiau when a motorist struck him. He was transported to Queen's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Whitford was a United States Coast Guard veteran and served with the Honolulu Police Department for over ten years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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Officer Whitford,
On today, the 60th 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. Coast Guard. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

United States Border Patrol

October 28, 2022

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