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2 Honolulu Police Officers Killed in Shooting

January 19, 2020, 1:42 PM HST
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Honolulu Police Department, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino extended condolences to the loved ones of two Honolulu police officers who were fatally shot today after responding to a report of a stabbing.

“This senseless shooting of two Honolulu police officers is a sad reminder of the dangerous risks that law enforcement officers face every day on the job,” Victorino said in a press release.

“My wife Joycelyn and I extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the officers’ family, friends and the Honolulu Police Department. We are thankful for the dedication of police responders and other first responders in serving to protect our communities.”

The mayor also says he is praying for the speedy recovery of a third officer, who was injured during the incident.

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“Our hope is that everyone affected by this tragedy will be comforted by the support of the community in this time of grief,” Victorino added.

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In a statement, Gov. David Ige offered the following words of solace:

“Our entire state mourns the loss of two Honolulu Police officers killed in the line of duty this morning. As we express our condolences to their families, friends and colleagues, let us also come together to help and support those who have been forever changed by this tragedy,” Ige said.

 

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