Officer Tourigny Named January ‘Officer of the Month’
Officer Peter Tourigny was recently named “Officer of the Month” for the month of January by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee.
The honor was bestowed upon Officer Tourigny during a luncheon ceremony at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.
Sergeant Zachary Houchin said Officer Tourigny has been “a team player with an outstanding attitude” on the Felony Warrant/Special Enforcement Task Force. The task force was formed to address outstanding felony warrants and crime trends in Kona, such as burglaries, robberies, thefts, auto thefts, and auto break-ins.
“With his assistance, this Task Force has already dismantled several small groups of individuals who have been causing a majority of crimes in the Kona District,” Sergeant Houchin said in nomination papers. “He has been instrumental in deciphering the information, piecing the information together, identifying the target individuals, seeking the appropriate individuals, and arresting them.”
Now that he has been named “Officer of the Month,” Officer Tourigny is eligible for “Officer of the Year.”
Community involvement in aiding and supporting police in West Hawai’i is the goal of the Kona Crime Prevention Committee.