Officer Bryant Brennon Bayne

Officer Bryant Brennon Bayne

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Saturday, July 22, 1995

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Bryant Brennon Bayne

Officer Bryant Bayne and Officer Tate Kahakai were killed when their helicopter crashed during a search and rescue mission of a lost hiker on Koolauloa Mountain.

Both officers had been picked up by the Honolulu Fire Department helicopter at Hauula Elementry School. They were being flown in a mesh basket to an area above Sacred Falls when the helicopter crashed. Officer Kahakai, Officer Bayne, and the pilot were all killed.

Officer Bayne is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

search and rescue

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It’s crazy how much I trusted when you were SWT and I was a hostage negotiator. Always felt safe doing my job when you and your team was there so I could do mine.

Who would have guessed that so many years later my daughter Jamie Lee Tang would fall in love with your son, Maui Bryant Bayne. Although you and Jamie’s dad, Officer Charles “Chaz” Tang, Jr. are both passed, they live on in your honor with two beautiful grandchildren, Baby Maui Bayne and Beautiful baby Kauai Bayne. Your memory will never be forgotten. Your service to the community and love for your children lives on everyday. We wish you were here but know you and Chaz are looking down and still protecting them.

Lieutenant Margot Sneed
Retired, Honolulu Police Department

February 25, 2023

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