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Yoon named Kona’s ‘Officer of the Month’ (June 3)


This month’s “Officer of the Month” luncheon will feature Officer Sharon Yoon. She has been with the Hawaii Police Department for just over two and a half years.

Yoon has received two nominations, for her work in the field in March and in April. In March she served 33 court documents. During the month she investigated 41 incidents and 5 traffic casualties. She further made 23 adult arrests and issued 23 traffic citations. In April, she averaged an arrest every three days and two of these arrests were made during the same evening.

Yoon set out every night diligently enforcing the DUI laws and still managed to issue 28 traffic citations and initiating 24 criminal cases, and eight bench warrants. Yoon has helped to keep the streets a little safer in keeping with the department’s core values.

The luncheon is noon Wednesday, June 2 at The Islanders Restaurant at The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.

Quince Mento, from Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, will be the featured speaker at the luncheon.

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee is an organization that encourages community involvement in aiding and supporting the Kona Police Department in their efforts to prevent crime, deter potential criminals and enforce the law.

Membership is open to organizations or individuals wishing to further the purposes of the Kona Crime Prevention Committee and is effective upon payment of dues.

The public is invited to attend the Officer of the Month luncheons held on the first Wednesday of each month. Cost of the luncheon is $15, all inclusive at the Paddlers Restaurant. Parking in the King Kamehameha lot is an additional $2.

Reservations may be made by contacting Liz Holey at 326-7787.

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