HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The men and women in blue lined both sides of Beretania Street fronting the Honolulu Police headquarters on Thursday for a somber ceremony to mark the “end of watch” for fallen Officer Tiffany Enriquez and give her a fitting final farewell.
They were joined by crowds of onlookers along with officers from a number of other police departments, with uniforms and patches from New York, Boston, Portland, Oregon and Seattle.
In a procession, Enriquez’ hearse was brought to headquarters one last time for a “final roll call” from police dispatch.
The call was broadcast to first responders all over Oahu ― and played over loudspeakers to the gathered mourners.
“Central Command calling Officer Tiffany Victoria Enriquez,” a dispatcher said.
“This is your final recall. Make your final return to headquarters now. I show your end of watch Jan. 19, 2020 at 9:53 hours.”
And as the procession paused in front of HPD, Police Chief Susan Ballard and all of her gathered officers offered a final salute.
Enriquez’s family received the salute in a solemn silence.
That silence was only broken by a 21-gun salute ― followed by the playing of “Taps” in her honor.
The ceremony ended with the sound of helicopters overhead. The HPD and HFD choppers did a ceremonial flyover, during which plumerias, orchids and other flowers were dropped on the motorcade.