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Funeral services set for officer killed in traffic accident

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:36 p.m. HST, Sep 16, 2011

Funeral services for Eric Charles Fontes, the Honolulu police officer killed Tuesday during a routine traffic stop, will be held Sept. 30 at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Services will begin at 5:30 p.m.

A memorial service will be held on Molokai, where Fontes was born, on Oct. 8 at Ka Hale Laa O lerusalema Hou Church. Burial will be at Hoolehua Cemetery.

Dress is aloha attire. The family asks that flowers be omitted.

Survivors include his wife, Li Ann; daughter Corlie Li Stephens; son, Layne Hironaka; 3 grandchildren; mother, Lottie Haia Burrows; stepmother, Ann Fontes; step father, Leslie Burrows; sister, Leah Burrows-Nuuanu; and brothers Aaron Fontes, Leslie Burrows Jr., Leonard Burrows, Derek Fontes and Donald Rangasan.

Fontes graduated from Molokai High School in 1984.

Fontes, a six-year police veteran assigned to the Kapolei substation, was on the median of Farrington Highway near Ko Olina with other officers at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when a pickup truck driven by a 20-year-old Waianae man hit him from behind. Fontes died at Pali Momi Medical Center from his injuries. Another officer was injured in the crash and is in stable condition at the Queen’s Medical Center.

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