Officer Bradley N. Kaanana

Officer Bradley N. Kaanana

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1965

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Bradley N. Kaanana

Officer Bradley Kaanana was shot and killed by a sniper who was shooting at officers and tourists from Pali Lookout.

In addition to killing Officer Kaanana, the shooter wounded two other officers and four tourists. The man was a mental patient who had been involved in other sniper shootings in the past. The killer was apprehended and sentenced to 50 years. The man was paroled in 1985 and set free in 1990.

Officer Kaanana had served with the Honolulu Police Department for five years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Released in 1990

ambush, EDP, sniper

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

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July 3, 2020

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