As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
September 14, 2011
Honolulu officer killed during traffic stop
Officer Down: Eric Fontes - [Honolulu, Hawaii]
By PoliceOne Staff
HONOLULU — A Honolulu police officer was killed in a collision during a traffic stop in Oahu Tuesday night.
Three patrol cars were assisting with traffic after an officer had pulled over an SUV, KITV reported. A pickup truck crashed into the vehicles, injuring two officers, Officer Sam Scanlan and Officer Eric Fontes.
Fontes died before arriving at Pali Momi Medical Center, and Scanlan remains in serious condition.
The woman driving the SUV is being treated for injuries.
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