Ex-officer gets probation

  • Former Hawaii County police officer Jody Buddemeyer addresses the court as the widow and two sons of Jeffrey Surnow, who was killed in a 2015 crash involving Buddemeyer, await a sentence to be handed down Friday by 3rd Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Max Surnow, the youngest son of Jeffrey Surnow who killed in a crash involving former Hawaii County police officer Jody Buddemeyer in 2015, addresses the court during a sentencing hearing Friday in 3rd Circuit Court. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Max Surnow, the youngest son of Jeffrey Surnow who killed in a crash involving former Hawaii County police officer Jody Buddemeyer in 2015, addresses the court during a sentencing hearing Friday in 3rd Circuit Court. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Jody Buddemeyer covers his face as Max Surnow, the youngest son of Jeffrey Surnow, who was killed in a 2015 crash involving Buddemeyer, chastises the former Hawaii County police officer during a sentencing hearing Friday in 3rd Circuit Court. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Former Hawaii County police officer Jody Buddemeyer speaks to the family and friends of Jeffrey Surnow during a sentencing hearing Friday in 3rd Circuit Court. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Former Hawaii County police officer Jody Buddemeyer prepares to sit down to await his fate after addressing the court, family and friends of Jeffrey Surnow during a sentencing hearing Friday in 3rd Circuit Court. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Jody Buddemeyer prepares for sentencing Friday.

  • During a sentencing hearing on Friday, Elaine Surnow, whose husband Jeffrey Surnow was killed in a 2015 crash involving former Hawaii County police officer Jody Buddemeyer, asks 3rd Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino to sentence Buddemeyer to the maximum of one year in jail. (Photos by Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA — A former Hawaii police officer will not serve jail time after a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor negligent homicide for fatally striking a cyclist more than three years ago.