Kimura Named ‘Officer of the Month’
Officer Bradden Kimura has been recognized as the “Officer of the Month” by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee for the month of February. He was honored at a luncheon ceremony held at Huggo’s in Kailua-Kona Wednesday.
On July 2, Officer Kimura, along with Officer Kaea Sugata, responded to a report of a possible suicide in Kailua-Kona.
Upon arrival, a woman was performing chest compressions on an unresponsive man in an apartment unit. Officer Kimura took over and attempted to resuscitate the man.
Officer Kimura continued until medics arrived about five minutes later. His quick action and compassion was what led to his honor as “Officer of the Month.”
During the ceremony, Sergeant Mekia Rose made note that police officers receive annual training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, but that medics usually arrive on scene first to provide medical services.
“Officer Kimura is a seasoned officer with the Hawai’i Police Department who consistently demonstrates the kind of character, compassion and decisiveness expected from each and every police officer in the department,” Rose wrote in nomination papers.
With his honor as “Officer of the Month,” Officer Kimura is also eligible to become “Officer of the Year.”
The Kona Crime Prevention Committee is an organization that encourages community involvement in aiding and supporting police in West Hawai’i.