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Medical Examiner: Officer died from blunt force injuries

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A roadside memorial at Mililani District Park for Hono­lulu police officer Chad Mori­moto displays a photo taken on his last day of HPD motorcycle class. The eight-year veteran was fatally injured Monday in a crash during a training exercise. The city Medical Examiner’s office said Tuesday that Morimoto died of blunt force injuries to his torso. Mori­moto is standing second from left. Edward Taba­nera, kneeling below him, calls the photo a graduation picture of the new motorcycle officers. Taba­nera and officer Kepi Viso­ria, second from right, were at the Lani­ku­hana Avenue site to pay their respects.
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Honolulu police officer Chad Morimoto died of blunt force injuries to his torso from a motorcycle crash, the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office said Tuesday.

His death was ruled an accident.

Morimoto, 39, was involved in a VIP escort training exercise in Mililani about 11:40 a.m. Monday when his motorcycle apparently slid from under him and struck a curb, police said.

He was taken in critical condition to Pali Momi Medical Center, where he died.

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