Hawaiʻi’s law enforcement officers from city, county, state, military and federal agencies who died while protecting and serving the people of Hawaiʻi are being honored this week. A ceremony was held at the Wailuku Police Station on Monday, honoring five officers and US National Park Ranger killed in the line of duty in Maui County.
The five officers honored included: Officer Harry Fung (Nov. 19, 1941), Officer Frank A.F. Kong (July 11, 1952), Sergeant William F. Roback Sr. (April 13, 1958), Officer Gene V. Williams (Aug. 9, 1999) and Officer Cerilo Agarano Jr. (Nov. 9, 1999). The US National Park Ranger honored was Park Ranger Suzanne Roberts (Sept. 14, 2004).
On average, a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 63 hours, according to 2017 information compiled by the Hawaiʻi Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.