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Hawaii’s Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony

May 14, 2023

Hawaii’s Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony

 (Honolulu, Hi) –  On May 14, 2023, the Hawai’i Wing Civil Air Patrol Maryknoll Cadet Squadron and the Honolulu Police Explorers participated for a second year in the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony helping to recognize and pay respect to Hawaii’s fallen law enforcement officers by reading the names of our fallen officers, which agency they served, and end of their watch while laying a rose on their plaques. 

This year's event paid respect to seven additional fallen officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty between the late 1800s and early 1900s. This somber ceremony ushered in recognition of those individuals who took an oath to serve and protect the people of Hawai’i. Lt Governor Silva Luke, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, Hawai’i Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation President retired Honolulu Police Department Major Kurt Kendro, and many others addressed attendees in the importance that our law enforcement officers sacrifice on a daily basis for our State. "A Place for us to remember them and remember not only how they passed but how they lived and tell stories “Shares Kendro. To learn more about the HLEMF visit their website at www.hlemf.org.

Officer’s names added to the memorial this year included:

  • Kalua Aiai, Special Police, Kauai Special Police
  • George Ah Boo Dung, Special Police, Kauai Special Police
  • Moses Kua, Special Police, Kauai Special Police
  • Masa Takakura, Detective, Kauai Special Police
  • Louis H. Stolz, Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff of Kauai
  • T.N. Simeona, Captain, Hawaii Police Department.



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