Honolulu Police Dept. honors fallen officers as part of Police Week

HPD memorial walk and remembrance ceremony
HPD memorial walk and remembrance ceremony

The Honolulu Police Dept. took to the streets Monday night to honor the memory of fallen police officers.

Dozens of police and other law enforcement officers and families of the fallen walked along Beretania St. from HPD’s Alapai headquarters to the State Capitol.

In the rotunda, a candlelight vigil and memorial service was held to honor those who died in the line of duty.

“There is not a day that goes by when we do not honor or think of him. But Instead of grieving about what happened we move forward and excel because he lived,” Kelly-Ann Kahakai-Galletes, daughter of Honolulu Police Officer Tate Kahakai, said. Her father died 19 years ago in 1995 during a search and rescue mission.

Forty-six HPD officers have lost their lives in service.

Earlier Monday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell proclaimed May 12-17 as Police Week in the City and County of Honolulu.

Police Week is observed around the nation as a time to honor and remember those law enforcement officers.

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