Officer James K. Keonaona

Officer James K. Keonaona

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Wednesday, August 8, 1923

James K. Keonaona

Officer James Keonaona was shot and killed by a prison escapee.

Officer Keonaona was trying to arrest the escaped prisoner when the prisoner shot and killed him. The prisoner was arrested two hours later and was hanged at the prison on Oahu on October 26, 1923.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer James K. Keonaona will never ever be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 19, 2018

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