Officer Ryan Keith Goto

Officer Ryan Keith Goto

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 2003

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Ryan Keith Goto

Officer Ryan Goto was killed when his police motorcycle was struck head-on by another vehicle on Farrington Highway near La'aloa Street.

A box, which was being transported by a truck, fell off and landed in the fast lane. A vehicle directly behind tried to avoid the box and was rear-ended by a Ford Mustang, which sent the vehicle careening across a grass median and directly into the path of the motorcycle officers who were riding in a "pack" formation.

The vehicle struck Officer Goto and two other motorcycle officers.

Officer Goto was transported to St. Francis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The other two officers were taken to a different hospital in serious condition. A 10-year-old girl in one of the other vehicles was also killed.

Officer Goto had served in law enforcement for 13 years. He is survived by his 6-year-old son, fiancée, and father.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 2713

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Today is May 8, 2020 and its been almost 17 years since we lost you. It seems like only yesterday. Ryan, I miss you very much and I'm always thinking about you . Now that your sister is gone too, it hurts that much more. Please watch over your younger sister and guide her thru eternal life. I Love you all so much.

Alan Goto
Dad

May 8, 2020

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