Officer John W. Mahelona

Officer John W. Mahelona

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 1903

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John W. Mahelona

Officer John Mahelona was shot and killed by a chicken thief near Liliha Street.

Officer Mahelona caught the thief and encountered two sons of a police captain before returning to a yard to look for other sacks the suspect reported were there. The police captain's sons went to assist the officer along with another citizen. After leading the office and the citizen to a dark corner, the suspect shot Officer Mahelona. The citizen then captured him and held him until one of the sons took him until he was handed over to other officers.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thanks and recognition to Officer John Mahelona who will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 19, 2018

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