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 accident 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

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Officer Dannygriggs Mariano Padayao is my Father now and forever more. Our family stood proud for the United States. of America with liberty and justice all soldiers, all veterans, all lives lost senselessly who took the ultimate sacrifice and protected us in all access points. May the fallen never be forgotten. May each live in peace and harmony. Na'u a me kealoha...a hui hou. May we all be blessed and break bread together. With all the love and heart from My Queen Liliuokalani we love and protect you all.

Claire Borengasser

September 10, 2022

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