Officer Eric Charles Fontes

Officer Eric Charles Fontes

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Eric Charles Fontes

Officer Eric Fontes was struck and killed by an automobile while conducting a traffic stop with other officers on Farrington Highway at about 10:30 p.m.

The stopped vehicle was located along the median in the left-hand lane. Another car entered the scene and struck one of the patrol cars, Officer Fontes, and a second officer.

Officer Fontes succumbed to injuries while being transported to a local hospital. The other injured officer was transported in critical condition.

The driver who struck Officer Fontes was arrested and charged. He was sentenced to one year in jail -- the maximum term for third-degree negligent homicide.

Officer Fontes had served with the Honolulu Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 2261

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

traffic stop

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 29, 2018

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