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Officer of the Month: Pagay 01-28-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Office of the Chief
Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone: 961-2244
January 28, 2010

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Aloha Exchange Club President Dale Tokuuke presents an ‘Officer of the Month’ award to Officer John ‘Masa’ Pagay

Media Release

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i recognized Officer John “Masa” Pagay on Thursday (January 28) as “Officer of the Month” for January.

Pagay, a member of the Criminal Intelligence Unit, was honored for developing information that led to the arrest of a 25-year-old Hilo man who was charged with numerous credit card, ID theft and theft offenses.

Captain James O’Connor, who nominated Pagay for the honor, said the officer has “an outstanding ability” to obtain, cultivate and verify information. “His exceptional communication skills coupled with his seasoned investigative experience provide valuable information that develops into intelligence,” O’Connor said.

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

The East Hawaii “Officer of the Month” award is a project of the Aloha Exchange Club of Hilo.