KPD celebrates National Police Week

The Garden Island

LIHU‘E — In honor of National Police Week, Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. held a proclamation ceremony at the Lihu‘e Civic Center on Tuesday. The week-long celebration continued Wednesday with a Council recognition ceremony held at the Historic County Building.

“It is important that our community understands the duties, responsibilities and sacrifices that our officers make every day,” said Mayor Carvalho. This year’s theme is “Honoring our heroes who serve and protect.”

“Police Week is the time that we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in their duty to serve others, and pay our respects to the families and loved ones they left behind,” said Kaua’i Police Chief Darryl Perry.

“We also invite people to participate in Police Week activities to get a better understanding of the role of our officers.”

Police Week activities included a display at Kukui Grove Shopping Center on Saturday.

The public was able to opportunity to tour KPD’s Incident Command Vehicle, meet police officers.  

Officers also offered free Keiki ID’s and child seat inspections.

National Police Week was created in 1962 by a Congressional Joint Resolution that was signed by President John F. Kennedy proclaiming May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day in remembrance of police officers killed in the line of duty.

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