Officer Eric Charles Fontes

Officer Eric Charles Fontes

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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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 21-year-old driver who struck Officer Fontes was arrested and charged. Police said he fell asleep behind the wheel of his pickup truck. Speed was a factor but no alcohol. 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.


  • 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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