(BIVN) – Kona’s Officer of the Year was announced last Wednesday.
Officer Marco Segobia was was selected out of a group of eleven former Officers of the Month and awarded the honor by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee during the September 27 ceremony held in Kona.
The Hawaii County Police Department recorded video of the event and issued this media release:
In speaking to the officers, families, and friends attending the awards luncheon, Chief Paul K. Ferreira praised the work of the officers considered for the “Officer of the Year” award and congratulated them all on their unique contributions to the department and community. The Chief added, “all of you are prime examples of fulfilling the Mission of our department to work cooperatively with the community to enforce the laws, preserve peace, and provide a safe environment.”
Officer Segobia was involved in an investigation starting at the lowest level, and through his work and perseverance, he was able to work his way up to the highest possible level of a major drug trafficking organization. Officers recovered a significant amount of narcotics and apprehended those responsible for importing and distributing the drugs.
Officer Segobia is committed to keeping drugs out of the community. He is motivated, proactive, possess a high energy level, and is a pleasure to work with according to his fellow officers. He has a passion for vice work and is a prime example of a quality vice officer.