Patrick Movery

Patrick Movery, sergeant of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Department of Public Safety (DPS), recently passed away. Movery was well known and loved by many on the UH Mānoa campus during his decades of service. He will be missed for his smile, his friendship and his love for family and community.

Movery, who was originally from Jamaica, was a Marine Corps veteran with 29 years of service at UH Mānoa. In 2010, Movery was recognized by Top Cop Hawaiʻi for thwarting a series of bicycle and moped thefts throughout the campus, and for his leadership in first aid and CPR training on campus.

Sgt. Movery left an indelible mark on this department, the university and individuals he came in contact with,” said DPS Chief Andrew Black. “He was a dedicated leader, mentor to young officers and served the university with aloha. He was beloved and will be sorely missed.”

When Movery was promoted to sergeant at DPS, he continued his leadership by mentoring new officers and managing the staff services section of the department.

Officer Bryne Nagata said, “When I joined the department in 2012, Patrick took me under his wing and trained me to be the best officer and man that I can be. He showed me how to do the job properly and professionally, and he also taught me how to be a better person. I’ll be forever grateful.”

With the unknown time frame of a memorial service due to COVID-19, DPS would like to offer an opportunity for the community to express condolences. All thoughts and memories of Movery can be sent to and will be shared with his family and friends.