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Officer of the Month: Duarte 05-28-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Office of the Chief,
Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone: 961-2244
May 28, 2009

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Duarte and Churchill hold plaque and shake hands.
Aloha Exchange Club President Winston Churchill, right, presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Officer B J Duarte.

Media Release

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii recognized Officer B J Duarte on Thursday (May 28) as “Officer of the Month” for April.

Duarte was honored during a luncheon ceremony at Coqui’s Hideaway Restaurant in Hilo for his efforts in solving a robbery at Rainbow Falls in Hilo. Because of Duarte’s investigation, four suspects were referred either to the prosecutor’s office or to Family Court for charging decisions, and the victim will get back his stolen items.

As “Officer of the Month,” Duarte is eligible for “Officer of the Year.”