‘What heroes represent’; Kaliloa, other Big Island officers who gave their lives in line of duty honored

  • Bronson Kaliloa
  • Officer Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa’s name is now among those of other officers who gave their lives in the line of duty etched into the memorial wall at the Hilo Police Department.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Grace Kaliloa, daughter of fallen officer Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa, poses at a table with her father’s and other fallen officers pictures Monday during the Police Week ceremony at the Hawaii Police Department memorial wall in Hilo.

  • Samson Kaliloa, center, the son of fallen Hawaii Police Department Officer Bronson Kaliloa, and other Christian Liberty Academy second- and third-graders sing “You Are Our Heroes” on Monday during the Police Week ceremony.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald From left, Assistant Chief James O’Connor, Deputy Chief Kenneth Bugado and Chief Paul Ferreira lead officers bowing their heads in prayer Monday during the Police Week ceremony at the Hawaii Police Department memorial wall in Hilo.

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    Casey Kaliloa, wife of fallen Officer Bronson Kaliloa, receives gloves used to hold the U.S. Honor Flag from retired U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Heisler on Monday during the Police Week ceremony at the Hawaii Police Department memorial wall in Hilo.

The Hawaii Police Department’s annual National Police Week ceremony, always solemn and poignant, was especially so Monday.