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Officer Foxworthy Named ‘Officer of the Month’

March 3, 2016, 11:36 AM HST
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Officer Jason Foxworthy. HPD photo.

Officer Jason Foxworthy. HPD photo.

Hawai’i Police Department officer Jason Foxworthy has been named March “Officer of the Month” by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee.

Officer Foxworthy was honored during a ceremony on Wednesday at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.

The honor came for an investigation into an auto theft.

In January, Officer Foxworthy and a recruit he was training, Officer Dayson Tanigushi, were assigned to a vehicle theft at a Kona shopping center.

After interviewing possible witnesses, the pair identified a suspect. Upon locating the suspect, he had drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles in his possession.

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Authorities arrested the man and recovered the stolen vehicle, along with 2.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

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In addition, Foxworthy and Taniguchi investigated 36 incidents, three traffic accidents, and 50 public complaints in January.

The pair also made 14 adults arrests and issued 57 traffic citations.

In February 2012, July 2012, and June 2014, Officer Foxworthy was previously named “Officer of the Month.” The latest honor makes him eligible for “Officer of the Year.”

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