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Gaspar is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for May


Officer Justin Gaspar

Officer Justin Gaspar

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Justin Gaspar as “Officer of the Month” for May in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (May 6) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.

Gaspar was honored for his investigative skills, particularly in two cases described by Sergeant Mekia Rose as “meticulous” and “exemplary.”

In the first investigation, Gaspar solved a rash of car break-ins that took place one night on Honokōhau Street in Kailua-Kona. As a result of his police work, a woman was arrested and charged with five felony counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

In the second case, Gaspar’s investigation of a suspicious vehicle led to the recovery of drug proceeds and crystal methamphetamine packaged for distribution. He arrested the occupants, advancing an ongoing drug investigation by the Vice Section.

“Officer Gaspar is an asset to the Hawaiʻi Police Department and he should be should be commended,” Sergeant Rose said in nomination papers.

Gaspar was previously named “Officer of the Month” in August 2012 and July 2013.

As “Officer of the Month,” Gaspar 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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