Officer Dannygriggs M. Padayao

Officer Dannygriggs M. Padayao

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Monday, April 30, 2001

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Dannygriggs M. Padayao

Officer Dannygriggs Padayao was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the scene of a minor traffic crash at approximately 10:30 pm.

He was setting out flares on Kamehameha Highway, near Kualoa Ranch when a pickup truck struck him. The driver of the truck then fled the scene but was arrested in the area later in the night. Officer Padayao was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 22-year-old suspect was found guilty of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with eligibility for parole after he served 7 years.

Officer Padayao had been a member of the Honolulu Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his girlfriend and her three children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 3236

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

directing traffic, hit-and-run

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