Police Officer II Kenneth Kanani Keliipio

Police Officer II Kenneth Kanani Keliipio

Hawaii County Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Thursday, March 27, 1997

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Kenneth Kanani Keliipio

Police Officer Kenneth Keliipio was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind by an off-duty officer on Volcano Highway, near Mamaki Street.

He had just picked up a stranded motorist and was giving him a ride when the collision occurred. The citizen sustained only minor injuries.

The officer who struck his car was arrested and charged with DUI and negligent homicide.

Officer Keliipio had served with the Hawaii County Police Department for almost seven years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 43

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with negligent homicide

drunk driver

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