Dannygriggs Padayao

Department: Honolulu Police Department
Rank: Police Officer
End of Watch Date: 04/30/2001
Age: 48
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault
Year of Service: 18
Badge Number: 3236
Date of Incident:
Weapon Used: Automobile/Alcohol
Suspect Information: 10 years
Incident Details:
Officer Dannygriggs Padayao was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the scene of a minor traffic accident at approximately 10:30 pm. He was setting out flares on Kamehameha Highway, near Kualoa Ranch, when a pickup truck struck him. The driver of the truck then fled the scene, but was arrested in the area later in the night. Officer Padayao was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The 22-year-old suspect was found guilty of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with eligibility for parole after he served 7 years. Officer Padayao had been a member of the Honolulu Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his girlfriend and her three children.