Honolulu police officer injured during President Bush's visit dies

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 7:33 pm
By: News On 6

HONOLULU (AP) A motorcycle officer injured last week while escorting President Bush in the islands died Sunday, police said.

Steve Favela, 30, and two other officers crashed their cycles as the presidential motorcade was traveling across Hickam Air Force Base to meet troops for breakfast early Tuesday. The other officers were treated at The Queen's Medical Center and released.

Favela, an eight-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and father of four, had suffered internal injuries and had been listed in critical condition at the medical center.

Light rain had been falling on the partly cloudy morning, and some roads on the base were slick.

Members of the White House medical team, including an ambulance, were cut loose from the motorcade to help. Local ambulance and fire units also responded.