Officer Bradley N. Kaanana

In Memoriam

Officer Bradley N. Kaanana


Assignment: Traffic Division, Solo Bike

Date of Birth: June 5, 1940

Appointment Date: March 1, 1960

End of Watch: July 3, 1965



Officer Kaanana was a graduate of Roosevelt High School class of 1958.


On July 3rd, 1965 Officer Kaanana arrived on scene with other officers at the Pali Lookout on the report of a sniper firing shots at passing vehicles on the Pali Highway.


While the officers were gathered and discussing a plan to search for the suspect, the suspect began firing on the officers from a concealed location in the brush.


Officer Kaanana and another officer were hit by the shots fired. Officer Kaanana died from the injuries he sustained from the ambush.


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