Officer Bill Sapolu succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Farrington Highway, east of Fort Barrette Road in Kapolei, on July 11th, 2023.
He was responding to backup another officer on a weapons violation call at about 9:00 pm when his motorcycle struck a concrete median. He was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. He remained in critical condition until his organs could be donated.
Officer Sapolu was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran and had served with the Honolulu Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and children.