Honolulu Police Officer Garret Davis, who is originally from California, was the father of a young child.
Davis joined the force in 2008, but had already earned a certificate of merit after helping to save a suicidal woman in Haleiwa.
"(Saturday) night he was again trying to help others when the fatal collision occurred," said Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha. "I'll tell you, it comes down to this. People have got to slow down when they see the blue lights. Slow down and be very cautious."
"Our officers risk their lives daily to protect the community and I am pleading with you to protect them by driving with care when you see them performing their duties on our highways and freeways," Kealoha said.
Davis was assigned to the Mililani, North Shore area.
He was on a routine assignment delivering paper work when he spotted a stalled car and stopped to help. It?s not clear whether Davis even had time to call in to report the problem.
"He turned on his lights. He didn?t even have a chance to get out," Kealoha said.
In September of last year, HPD lost another officer. 45-year old Eric Fontes, had stopped to help another police officer who was on a routine traffic stop near Koolina, when he was hit by a truck.
The loss of a veteran and a young officer may strengthen the argument for new legislation pending at the state legislature this session.
"Basically what it says is if you see a blue light that you have to move over a certain distance and certain speed and that is one of the things we are looking at passing this year," said Kealoha.
Hawaii is believed to be the only state without such a law.
Bill 2030 was just introduced on Jan. 18th. It has passed first reading but a hearing has not yet been scheduled.