In Memoriam

Officer Frederick Wright


Assignment: Motorcycle Patrol, District 1

Date of Birth: March 30, 1877   

Appointment Date: 1896 

End of Watch: April 30, 1916 



Officer Frederick Wright was born in England and moved to Hawaii when he was seven years old.


On April 26, 1916, during the evening hours, Motorcycle Officer Fred Wright and a tandem rider in his sidecar were at the intersection of King Street and Maunakea Street when they were struck by a speeding postal mail collection vehicle.


Officer Wright suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to Queen’s hospital for treatment.  Officer Wright died four days later as a result of his injuries. 


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