Harper Named Officer of the MonthMarch 8, 2012, 10:02 AM HST (Updated March 9, 2012, 11:42 AM)
Officer Jami Harper was recognized Wednesday by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee as the “Officer of the Month” for March during a luncheon held at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.
According to a police release, Harper was recognized for his work in investigating a series of vehicle break-ins. During the investigation of these incidents, Harper noticed that the description of the suspect was recognizable to someone that he had previously arrested for a variety of incidents. From that information, authorities were able to discover items that were bought with stolen credit cards, and eventually arrest the suspect.
Harper is now eligible to become “Officer of the Year.” Officer Kaeo Drummundo was given the award for the month of January.