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Hawaii Officer Fatally Struck at Vehicle Stop

September 14, 2011  | 

A Honolulu (Hawaii) Police officer was killed and another sustained serious injuries when a pickup struck a police vehicle during a traffic stop on the western side of Oahu.

Officers Eric Fontes, 45, and Herman "Sam" Scanlan, 55, were attending to a black SUV that was stopped along Farrington Highway near Ko Olina at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. A pickup truck struck one of the police vehicles at the scene, an agency spokeswoman tells POLICE Magazine.

Officer Fontes was being transported to Queen's Medical Center when he died. Officer Scanlan was injured and remains hospitalized and in serious condition. Police arrested 20-year-old James Dorsey at the scene and charged him with negligent homicide and negligent injury, reports Hawaii News Now.

Both officers are patrol officers assigned to District 8 (Kapolei).

By Paul Clinton

Tags: Duty Deaths, Vehicle Stops


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Running Rob @ 9/14/2011 8:53 PM

My prayers go out to Officer Fontes' friends, family and coworkers. May he always be remembered.

RICHARD L ISAACS @ 9/15/2011 7:45 PM

HOW MANY OFFICERS HAVE TO DIE LIKE THIS EVERY YEAR BEFORE OFFICERS CHANGE THEIR TACTICS A STOP BEING A TARGET FOR THE MILLIONS OF MORONS ON THE ROAD THAT STILL THINK A COP PULLING SOMEONE OVER IS GOING TO BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR DAY AND JUST HAVE TO LOOK OVER TO SEE ALL THE EXCITEMENT. WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LOOK AT SOMETHING, THE BRAINS MAKE YOU GO THAT WAY. I LEARNED THAT 30 YEARS AGO.. RIP OFFICER FONTES, YOU WON'T BE ALONE UP THERE.

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