The annual Police Week memorial walk will close several streets near the state Capitol and the Police Department headquarters Monday afternoon. The walk begins at 6 a.m. police headquarters and continues on Beretania Street to the Capitol, where there will be a memorial service and candlelight vigil for fallen officers beginning at 6:30 p.m. Two makai lanes on Beretania Street between Victoria and Richards streets will close starting at 5 p.m. A third lane will close at 5:30 p.m. Alapai Street between King and Beretania streets will also be closed at 6 p.m. and traffic will be redirected at the intersection of Punchbowl and King streets. Vehicles heading makai on Punchbowl Street will be required to turn right on Beretania Street and no vehicles will be allowed in the mauka lanes of Punchbowl Street between King and Beretania streets.The memorial walk and candlelight vigil is the highlight of Police Week, which is observed around the nation to honor and remember law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Since 1903, 45 Honolulu police officers have died while protecting the public.
Posted Monday, May 12th 2014 @ 2pm