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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

August 8, 2012

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