Cal-Jason Hoopai Named Kohala Officer of the QuarterJuly 17, 2017, 9:01 AM HST (Updated July 17, 2017, 8:46 AM)
Officer Cal-Jason Hoopai was name “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” on July 14 by the Hawai‘i Island Safety and Security Professionals Association.
Hoopai has served with the Hawai‘i Police Department for over eight years and previously served with the Maui Police Department.
On April 9, Hoopai responded to a call to check on a concerned woman’s sister who lived in Kamuela but whose exact address was unknown. Hoopai investigated the woman’s whereabouts at two different addresses but could not locate her. He then decided to broaden his search by checking nearby houses in the subdivision. After a barking dog caught his attention at a house that appeared to be locked and secured, he found a small window opening and spotted a woman lying on the floor with his flashlight.
Hoopai called for medics and gained entry to the residence immediately to assist the unconscious woman. Medics took the female to the hospital while Hoopai attended to the dog inside the residence with food and water. On the following morning, Hoopai contacted the hospital while off-duty to check on the woman and the welfare of her dog.
A Hawai‘i Police Department press release said Hoopai “went above and beyond” and that he “exemplifies the Core Values of the Hawai‘i Police Department.”