Officer William K. Kama

Officer William K. Kama

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Friday, October 5, 1928

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William K. Kama

Officer William Kama was shot and killed while attempting to break up an argument at 1274 Hall Street between two soldiers and two women. One soldier pulled a pistol, shot Officer Kama, killing him instantly, and then shot and seriously wounded his partner.

The 23-year-old soldier was arrested and tried a month later before a military court. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years hard labor in a military prison.

Officer Kama had served with the Honolulu Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and five children. Honolulu citizens contributed to a fund that paid off the mortgage on his home and left his wife with an additional $5,000.

Hall Street no longer exists and connected North Beretania Street and North Kukui Street, between 'A'ala Street and Liliha Street.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 5, 2020

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