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Frederick Caminos, pillar in Hawaii law enforcement community, dies at 76

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Frederick "Cappy" Caminos, a pillar in the state's law enforcement community, has died at 76.

Caminos died Saturday in a hospital. His cause of death was not immediately known.

Caminos was a lifetime member of the National Sheriffs' Association and helped create Hawaii's Federal Fugitive Task force.

He served for years as Hawaii's first deputy sheriff, and was with the state Department of Public Safety for 38 years.

State Sheriff Al Cummings offers his condolences to Caminos' family Monday.

"May he rest in peace and love," he said.

The Waianae native was a well-respected negotiator during the Native Hawaiian protests at Makua Valley and Makapuu Beach during the 1990s

Caminos was also involved in the response to the infamous Xerox warehouse shooting in 1999, which left seven people dead.

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