Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the Year honored

  • Curtis Chong of Aloha Exchange Club with 2021 Firefighter of the Year Elijah McDaniel.

  • James Sanborn with 2021 Police Officer of the Year Benjamin Nishimoto.

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii on Monday recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Benjamin Nishimoto as 2021 Officer of the Year and Hawaii Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Specialist II Elijah McDaniel as Firefighter of the Year during a ceremony in Hilo.