In Memoriam

Officer Edwin H. Boyd


Assignment: Central Honolulu, District 1

Date of Birth: August 4, 1891

Appointment Date: May 1, 1925

End of Watch: August 5, 1925



On August 5, 1925 at 8:10 p.m., Officer Edwin Boyd responded to a fire reported to be on King Street and River Street.  He hopped into the front passenger seat of a police patrol wagon en route to the fire.  Unknown to the driver, a fire truck was also responding to the same fire. A collision between the police and fire vehicle occurred when both entered the same intersection while proceeding to the fire call.


A stopped streetcar prevented a full view of the intersection, and the sirens from both emergency vehicles prevented both drivers from hearing the other.


Officer Boyd was killed in the collision.


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