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Honolulu Police Department Award Recipients
Honolulu Police Chief Louis M. Kealoha presented awards to outstanding employees and a civilian during a ceremony at Windward Mall today.
Corporal John Dorsey was awarded the Honolulu Police Department's (HPD) Warrior Silver Medal of Valor for risking his life to save a man who was trapped in a burning vehicle after it collided with a utility pole. As flames were shooting out of the back of the vehicle, Corporal Dorsey managed to get the driver's door open, but the male was unresponsive and the vehicle's airbag had deployed. He was able to get the male out of the vehicle just before it erupted into flames. The male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
Officer Jeffrey Fleigner was recognized as the Employee of the Quarter and for his dedication to duty. Officer Fleigner is assigned to District 3 (
Mr. Walter Jennings Fowler received the Civilian Medal of Valor for stopping an armed robbery attempt and detaining the suspect until the police arrived.
Mr. Jennings Fowler was a patron at a restaurant in Moiliili when a male entered the establishment and threatened the restaurant manager with a knife while demanding money. Mr. Jennings Fowler noticed the commotion and was able to disarm the male.
The following Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Planning Group members each received the Bronze Medal of Merit for their 17 months of work preparing for the APEC meetings:
Assistant Chief Clayton Kau
Captain Mark Ward
Lieutenant Benjamin Mahi
Lieutenant Clyde Yamashiro
Sergeant Kevin Kadooka
Sergeant Benjamin Moszkowicz
Sergeant Dan Nakasato
Sergeant Ronald Taira
Corporal Jack Wright Jr.
Officer Minh-Hung Nguyen
The following Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Planning Group members each received Certificates of Merit for their work in preparing for the APEC meetings:
Detective Jeffrey-James Lee
Sergeant Maylene Kellim
Sergeant Carl Roth
Officer Aaron Miura
Officer Sharie Souza
Ms. Bonnie Ann Lee
Sergeant Henry Roberts received a Certificate of Merit for saving the life of a suicidal male who was threatening to jump from a building. Sergeant Roberts talked to the male for approximately two hours before the male agreed to come down and get medical attention.
Ms. Katherine Yoro received a Civilian Certificate of Merit for being a perceptive neighbor who alerted police to a group of possible burglary suspects. Through her quick thinking, three people were arrested for burglary and drug offenses.
The District 6's (
Marc Christopher Brandt
Mienrado Tolentino Jr.