On Feb. 10, Deputy Daniel Browne-Sanchez, 27, a five-year veteran of the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Sheriff s Division, was shot and killed while off duty when attempting to take action against an armed robber. The masked killer had entered a local restaurant, fired several shots with a .22-caliber handgun into the ceiling and wall, and ordered all of the employees into a lounge area. Browne-Sanchez, who was unarmed, attempted to subdue the subject but was shot multiple times. Employees then attacked the robber and held him until responding officers arrived. The assailant was wearing a military flak jacket under his coat.
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