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 suspect was found guilty of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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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I first met Danny as an incoming freshman at Castle H. S. in 1970. He was a year older and already known as an athlete and a good person. I’d never heard him speak ill of anyone or anything and have always valued his opinions and conversations we held. He had heart, integrity and good character thruout our years in high school. I later was asked to write a recommendation for him to be a police officer with HPD as I had joined several years prior to his applying. I wrote of his honor, integrity and character as being just what would serve the greater good of HPD and the community we served. A truly good man and a positive reflection of what others should strive to be. Ahui hou Dannygriggs. Until we meet again.

L. Anderson Mpo-M

May 1, 2018

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