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Fontes is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for April


Ellsworth Fontes

Ellsworth Fontes

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Officer Ellsworth Fontes as “Officer of the Month” for April in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (April 1) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.

Fontes was honored for his outstanding performance as a Community Policing officer.

According to Sergeant Floyd Richards, who oversees Community Policing in West Hawaiʻi, he has received nothing but praise from the community about Fontes.

“Just recently I received a letter of appreciation from Pualani Estates residents recognizing him as an outstanding individual and being a wonderful asset to their board and community,” Richards wrote in nomination papers. He said Fontes clearly understands the purpose, objectives, practices and procedures of Community Policing.

In addition to Fontes’ Community Policing duties, Richards noted, his caseload also included numerous arrests, citations, court documents, criminal cases and miscellaneous complaints.

As “Officer of the Month,” Fontes is eligible to become “Officer of the Year.”

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee is an organization that encourages community involvement in aiding and supporting police in West Hawaiʻi.

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