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Chief of Police Paul K. Ferreira
Hawaii County Police Department
349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-3311
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Police Officer Bronson Kaliloa was shot and fatally wounded as he and other officers conducted a traffic stop of a wanted subject. As he and the other officers approached the vehicle, the wanted subject exited and shot Officer Bronson in the neck and leg. The other officers returned fire as the subject fled. Officer Kaliloa was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on July 18th. Officer Kaliloa is the 34th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the first officer fatality from the state of Hawaii in 2018.