Officer Benjamin Kealoha Jr.
Assignment: Traffic Division, Solo Bike
Date of Birth: August 9, 1940
Appointment Date: November 3, 1969
End of Watch: November 27, 1971
On November 27, 1971, Officer Benjamin Kealoha Jr., was travelling on the H-1 freeway on his police motorcycle ewa (West) bound near Pensacola when a car in front of him slowing down to pass the scene of an accident skid and then spun around on the rain-slicked freeway. Officer Kealoha reacted to the now stopped vehicle in his lane and laid his bike on its side to avoid a crash but was unsuccessful as he continued to slide into the vehicle.
Officer Kealoha was taken to the hospital but died in surgery as a result of his injuries.