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Leilani’s honors Kauhaahaa

By Staff | Aug 6, 2009

KAANAPALI — Leilani’s on the Beach recognized Lawrence Kauhaahaa as its June Police Officer of the Month.  

The award program honors men and women in uniform who serve and protect the residents of Maui.

A member of the Visitor-Oriented Policing Unit, Officer Kauhaahaa was selected for his involvement in, and coordination of, several special operations. He also organized a fund-raising effort to assist a fellow officer who is extremely ill.  

Officer Kauhaahaa has been with Maui Police Department since 1987 and has received numerous awards throughout his career, most notably the Hawaii State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Jason Donez, general manager of Leilani’s, said, “Officer Kauhaahaa’s high quality of work and dedication to the Maui Police Department and its officers have earned him the honor of Police Officer of the Month for June. Leilani’s is proud to recognize the individuals who protect and positively influence in our community.”

Kauhaahaa received a $100 gift certificate to Leilani’s on the Beach.