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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 2713

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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I didnt know you at all. I came across your picture in on a post that was featured on Facebook today. Especially with everything that's been going on with police force recently, I just wanted to extend my gratitude. I 100% back the blue, as all of your daily efforts are unrealized and so often taken for granted. I see you have a family that misses you so dearly, and I extend my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to them. They unwillingly sacrificed you too. It brings me much pain knowing what they went through and continue to go through everyday without you. You are our hero, and are missed by people you could never imagine. Thank you for your service, sir.


July 27, 2021

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