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.