The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Roberto Segobia on Thursday (October 27) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for October.
Correia highlighted several examples:
- Officer Correia’s and Officer Chance Lunsford’s response to a woman’s request to take a photo with her young son who was “freaking out with excitement” at seeing the officers, who also took the time to mentor the child by encouraging him to do well in school and by stressing the importance of listening to his parents.
- For stopping a drunk driver while off duty and on his way home after working a 12-hour shift.
- For recovering a stolen vehicle and arresting the driver on drug charges while driving home from another long shift.
- For proactively helping a missing child with special needs before dispatchers had a chance broadcast a missing person report to patrol officers.
“Officer Segobia has established a reputation among his peers as a ‘24-hour policeman’ that dedicates himself to police work whether on or off-duty,” Correia wrote in nomination papers.
As “Officer of the Month,” Segobia is eligible for “Officer of the Year.”
The East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” award is a project of the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi.