Thursday, September 2, 2010
Kuna High grad and Hoonah, Alaska, police officer Matt Tokuoka dies in shooting
Matthew Tokuoka, a 1989 Kuna High School graduate and police officer in Alaska, was killed in the line of duty Saturday, Aug. 28, in Hoonah, Alaska.
Tokuoka, 39, a police officer with the Hoonah Police Department, was shot and killed along with Hoonah police Sgt. Anthony Wallace when they were ambushed by a lone gunman, according to The Officer Down Memorial Page website.
Tokuoka, who was off-duty, was in his car with his family when he stopped to talk to Wallace, who was standing outside his vehicle, according to the website, www.odmp.org. Wallace was shot first, and Tokuoka went to render aid and was then shot, according to the website. Tokuoka died early Sunday at a local clinic and Wallace died during surgery in Juneau.
Tokuoka was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had worked for the Hoonah Police Department for 18 months. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.