Senate to vote on funding request for Kona sheriff’s lieutenant

  • Kona Sheriffs watch as a prisoner is loaded into a Department of Public Safety's Corrections Division van to be transported back to Hawaii Community Correctional Center. DPS Director Noland Espinda testified that a second lieutenant for the Kona unit will allow for more effective and efficient supervision of the line deputies and enhance the capacity of the Sheriff Division to provide the necessary services to the Judiciary and the Hawaii Island community. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island’s lone sheriff’s lieutenant publicly opposed a bill that would allot money to fund a second lieutenant on the island, despite strong support for the measure by his superiors.