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Mansur Named November ‘Officer of the Month’

November 5, 2015, 8:26 AM HST
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Officer Brandon Mansur was recognized as November’s “Officer of the Month” by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee.

A luncheon ceremony was held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 celebrating Officer Mansur for his efforts in a felony theft investigation and his response to a man who was suicidal and threatened to kill police.

Officer Mansur’s effort in the theft incident came after he was assigned to the case involving a Kailua-Kona store. After gaining descriptions of a male and female suspect and the vehicle driven, he attempted to stop the pair after spotting them. The suspects ignored his attempts and fled the area.

HPD says that an off-duty officer reported that he saw the pair at a gas station. Officer Mansur responded and attempted to arrest the male juvenile, who made attempts to overpower him and steal his vehicle.

The juvenile was eventually restrained and arrested, along with the woman.

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In a separate case, Officer Mansur was assigned to respond to a hotel on Ali’i Drive, where a man reportedly had a knife and a gun and needed police assistance.

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Officer Mansur approached the man who brandished a knife and threatened to shoot police with a handgun. The man then barricaded himself inside a room.

Sergeant Makia Rose said that Office Mansur “addressed this incident in a calm, logical manner,” as he evacuated guests from surrounding rooms and kept supervisors informed about the incident while working with other officers to secure the scene and maintain a safe perimeter.

The suspect was attended to by Special Response Team negotiators, who talked him into turning himself over to police for an emergency mental health examination.

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Officer Mansur joined the Hawai’i Police Department in 2008 and was named “Officer of the Month” in August 2013.

Now that he has earned the “Officer of the Month” honor, Officer Mansur is eligible for “Office of the Year.”

Each month, the Kona Crime Prevention Committee names an “Officer of the Month,” The committee encourages community involvement in aiding and supporting police in West Hawai’i.

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