WAIPAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A candlelight memorial service was held Saturday night for a fallen Honolulu police officer. Hundreds of people headed to New Hope Leeward in Waipahu to honor Officer Garret Davis.
Davis' girlfriend was brought to the service by a local motorcycle club. The 28-year-old officer was killed a week ago while attempting to help a stranded couple on the H-1 freeway. The driver who caused the crash was arrested and later released pending further investigation. Davis' death has devastated those close to him.
"He was very uplifting and fun spirits, always had a smile on his face. He always knew how to make me smile. I couldn't be mad at him for more than two minutes because he would always pump me up all the time. He made me feel like I was the only girl in the world," said Davis' girlfriend, Vianca Solares.
"Every time he walked in to our desk area his smile just brightens up the room. He loved his job. He loved the people that he worked with and he loved the community. I think we lost a fantastic officer," said Sgt. Reggie Manoa.
Davis is survived by his mother, sister and three-year-old daughter. A funeral date has not yet been announced.