A contingent of Hawaiʻi Police Department officers traveled to Washington D.C. to pay tribute to fallen Officer Bronson Kaliloa at the memorial services during police week honoring the 106 law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the year 2018. Of that overall number, 55 officers lives were lost due to felonious assault inclusive of Officer Kaliloa’s.
Members of the Kaliloa family also traveled to D.C. and attended the national events.
On Monday at 8 p.m. a Candlelight Vigil was held at the National Mall, attended by thousands of Law Enforcement Officers from around the country.
On Wednesday at 11 a.m. the National Peace Officers Memorial Service was held on the West Front of the United States Capitol also attended by thousands of Law Enforcement.
President Donald Trump was the keynote speaker at the event, as well as singing performances by uniformed Law Enforcement personnel.
Officer Kaliloa’s name was read during both the Candlelight Vigil and the National Peace Officers Memorial Service as this was the first year since his death. His name was also recently added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.
Photo: Officer Shane Hanley, Sergeant Chris Correia, Major Samuel Jelsma, and Officer Roberto Segobia at the Police Memorial in Washington D.C. where fallen Hawaii Police Department’s Officer Kaliloa’s name was added this year. HPD courtesy photo.