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MAUI CELEBRATES POLICE WEEK MAY 11-15, 2009

May 8, 2009, 1:50 PM HST
* Updated January 4, 8:06 PM
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The Maui Police Department will be celebrating National Police Week from May 11 through 15, 2009. A ceremony honoring five officers and U.S. National Park Ranger killed in the line of duty will be held at the Wailuku Police Station on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

(View highlights from the 2008 Police Week Ceremony below.)

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The five officers who will be honored are Officer Harry Fung (November 19, 1941), Officer Frank A.F. Kong (July 11, 1952), Sergeant William F. Roback Sr. (April 13, 1958), Officer Gene V. Williams (August 9, 1999) and Officer Cerilo Agarano Jr. (November 9, 1999). The U.S. National Park Ranger to be honored is Park Ranger Suzanne Roberts (September 14, 2004).

The Memorial Service will have candlelight service, where one member from each family will light a memorial candle. The Mayor’s Proclamation will be given by Ms. Marian Feenstra. Police Chaplain Milton Fricke will do the Memorial Address and Police Chaplain Paul Kaneshiro will do the Benediction. It will also feature the Maui Fire Department Pipers and the song “Never Alone,” sung by Kylee Phillips. The service will be emceed by Officer Tanya Dods and the Coordinator for Police Week is Officer Denis Cabacungan.

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During the week tours of the Wailuku Police Station will be given to students from the various schools.

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Festivities for Police Week will conclude on Friday, May 15, 2009, at Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be an assortment of police displays, along with appearances by McGruff the Crime Dog and Daren the DARE Lion.

*(Year officer was killed in the line of duty.)

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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