Served from September 1, 1939 to May 31, 1966
Edwin “Buddy” Adolphson is considered to be one of the most honored police officers in the United States. During his career with the Honolulu Police Department, he was the only one assigned to the Safety Patrol and is credited with saving the lives of more than 100 people including swimmers, surfers, and hikers. His patrol vehicle was outfitted with ocean and mountain rescue equipment in addition to his regular police gear.
Throughout his career, Sergeant Adolphson received many local, national, and international awards and commendations. He is the first Honolulu police officer to receive the department’s flag for outstanding heroism.
Inducted on May 17, 2007