Details for fallen officer’s funeral service released

  • Bronson K. Kaliloa

The Hawaii Police Department announced the funeral service for fallen officer Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa, killed in the line of duty on July 17. He is survived by his wife Casey and three children.

The service will be held on Saturday at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Family-only visitation is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. with first responder and dignitary visitation from 8:30-10 a.m. Service is from 10-11:30 a.m. and the public viewing if from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Although the event is open to the public, visitation with the Kaliloa family will be limited to immediate family members, close friends, dignitaries, first responder personnel and their families. At the conclusion of the funeral service members of the public will be allowed access to the lower level of the auditorium and viewing of the display.

A funeral procession will follow the service leaving the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium at 12:30 p.m., traveling out to the Pahoa police station and returning to Hilo passing the Hilo police station and ending at the Homelani Memorial. The funeral procession is limited to family members and Puna District patrol officers.

Tentatively at 2 p.m., a burial service will take place at Homelani Memorial inclusive of a 21-gun salute to the fallen officer and an aerial dropping of flowers — weather permitting. The burial service is open to the public.


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