Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Bradley N. Kaanana

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1965

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Reflections for Officer Bradley N. Kaanana

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Our beloved high school classmate and dear friend--so gentle, kind, and soft spoken--with a smile for everyone. I miss you so.

Doris Yamauchi Ching
President Theodore Roosevelt High School Classmate ('58)

July 3, 2014

Although our high school (RHS '58) classmate, Bradley, was taken away nearly fifty years ago, we honor his memory, we're proud of him, and will cherish him always.

Scott M.
High school classmate

June 10, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Kaanana. Your bravery and courage will never be forgotten. How heinous for your killer to be on the streets doing whatever, while you paid the ultimate price. My father, may he rest in peace,was a New York City police officer with the 102 precinct for almost thirty-eight years and parts of five decades, giving up a career as a lawyer and accountant to support his mother, as his father, my grandfather who I never met passed away in 1907. I have been to Hawaii in August of 1986. You were so young and full of life and to be taken at that age, how sad.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2013

Just a reflection of my loss of a wonderful friend,, it has been near 50 years since the death of my very very close friend Bradley Kaanana, we spent many years together as children.. As I remember Bradley was with the first class of cadets to graduate from this program.. and now to see that the killer was let loose, with just about twenty years served.. It just goes to show that you can get away with killing a police officer... and to you Bradley... my thougths are with you,,, aloha ,,, always a friend.. Jonathan...

Jonathan K. Kuhns
friend,,,, since childhood

February 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Your killer only served twenty years for killling you and wounding six others...what a woefully inadequate sentence.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Kaanana. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

You are a "True Americian Hero"! You will always be remembered!

I am appalled that your killer only served such a short time in prison for all the tragedy caused on that day. May God bless you and all the other victims, rest in peace

Pennsylvania State Police

November 15, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you yonug Sir for your service.

This writer is trying to understand how it is possible for someone to murder a police officer, wound another and wound 4 tourists, receive a sentance of 50 yeras and only serve 25

Justice was not served on your behalf or those wounded.

I know Hawaii is a pretty laid back state but this is appauling.

Van DenBerghe
Manchester, Nh

October 21, 2007

Even though it's absurd and nauseating that your murderer served such little time, your memory will never be forgotten nor will your sacrifice.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 3, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Officer Bradley N. Kaanana,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum, a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here. That "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is an hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find comfort as we give comfort to the families who have lost a loved one.

You are`ohana. God Bless this fallen hero. May we embrace him as one of our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace.

Officer Bradley N. Kaanana, I wish you, your loved ones, your fellow officers, and friends, peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today for you HAVE NOT been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 19, 2007

Officer Kaanana,
On today, the 41st anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Honolulu. I think it's a travesty of justice that your murderer only served twenty years for your murder.



July 3, 2006


July 3, 2005

I honor you, your name and the ultimate sacrifice you made. I too am outraged at the leniency of your murderer's prision sentence. Perhaps, my brother, final justice awaits him. We will never forget you blue angel. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF, Ret.

March 20, 2004


Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. I am appalled that the courts released your killer so soon. Rest in peace, sir. You died a hero and America thanks you.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 27, 2004

Even though I never got to meet you, I still remember you everyday. You are not're my uncle!

I look forward to your guidence and assistance, while I take on the job as a police officer.

Rest in peace. You gave your life by protecting and serving. You are a hero.

God bless,

Steven Bradley LEWIS

Steven Bradley LEWIS - MPO
Honolulu Police Department

No officer that gave his life should be without reflection……

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”


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