Leaders offer their condolences in wake of shooting that left 2 officers dead
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Condolences are pouring in for the families of the two officers fatally shot Sunday morning at a home in Diamond Head.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell called the shooting an “unprecedented tragedy” for the city and state.
“I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the two officers as well as the entire Honolulu Police Department,” he said, on Twitter.
“Our hearts go out to the first responders who are on the scene as this event unfolds.”
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the two officers as well as the entire Honolulu Police Department. This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawai’i.— Kirk Caldwell (@MayorKirkHNL) January 19, 2020
Gov. David Ige said the entire state mourns with those killed in the line of duty.
“As we express our condolences to their families, friends and colleagues, let us also come together to help and support those who have been forever changed by this tragedy,” he said, in a statement.
Members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation also offered their condolences over Twitter — and thanked all first responders for their quick reactions.
City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine said in a statement that her “heart aches for all who are involved.”
“It is terribly upsetting to see the recent increase in crime and we grieve with HPD and other first-responders who put their lives on the line to keep us safe," she said.
“We will continue to support the Honolulu Police Department in its efforts on behalf of all the people of the City and County of Honolulu and our visitors.”
Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said the shooting is a “sad reminder of the dangerous risks that law enforcement officers face every day on the job.”
“Our hope is that everyone affected by this tragedy will be comforted by the support of the community in this time of grief," he said, in a statement.
This story will be updated.
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