Legislator Honors Fallen HPD Officer

July 19, 2018, 12:11 PM HST (Updated July 19, 2018, 12:11 PM)
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawai‘i-02) spoke on the House floor on July 19, 2018, honoring the service and sacrifice of Hawai‘i County Police Officer Bronson Kaliloa, who was killed in the line of duty after being shot during a traffic stop on Tuesday night, July 17.

“I rise today to honor the life of Hawai‘i County Police Officer Bronson Kaliloa, who died yesterday after being fatally shot Tuesday night during a traffic stop in Mountain View,” said Rep.Gabbard.

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“Bronson was just 46 years old, a father of three, a graduate of Waimea High School on Kauaʻi, a 10-year veteran of the police force, and a public servant recognized by his community, fellow officers, and family and friends as one of a kind because of his dedication to service, his kindness, and his heart of aloha,” she said. “He was part of the Puna Patrol Division, who, over the last few months, has been working around the clock to support their community in crisis due to ongoing volcanic activity and lava flow, helping residents who have been displaced from their homes, businesses and farms.

“We mourn with the community of Puna, the Hawai‘i Police Department and Bronson’s ‘ohana who he left behind—Casey, Samson, Grace and Nathan. We can never forget the sacrifices our law enforcement officers and their families make every day to serve and protect.”

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