Aloha shown across nation and social media for fallen HPD officers, families

Tragedy at Diamond Head

Flags fly at half-staff at the Hawaii State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 20, one day after HPD Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama were killed in the line of duty.

HONOLULU (KHON2) — One day after a senseless tragedy took the lives of two Honolulu Police officers and left three others unaccounted for, the community across the islands and social media showed their aloha for the fallen and their families.

At Hawaiian Rent-All on Oahu, the sign read ‘To Our Fallen,’ with a blue ribbon in the middle, as a tribute to officers Enriquez and Kalama, and the entire HPD ohana.

“We heard the news and we were just shocked, and this is a community board that we have here, and we knew the community would be in mourning and we wanted to show our support of what was happening,” said Hawaiian Rent-All owner Scott Jung.

Hundreds of visitors and residents paid their respects by leaving lei and flowers at the Waikiki police substation.

“They’re so young and they’re here to protect us and they died doing their duty and it’s just really tragic, it’s so sad, this just shouldn’t have happened,” said Kapahulu resident Joshua Osegueda.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell has requested Honolulu Hale to be illuminated in the color blue from Tuesday, Jan. 21 evening until Sunday, Jan. 26 in memory of fallen Honolulu Police Department Officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama.

One Waikiki man shared a photo of officer Enriquez braiding his daughter’s hair just a few days ago in Waikiki, the district where she worked.

He said she was a kind and beautiful soul and took the time to know her community.

A former law enforcement officer even flew in for the day to pay his respects to the officers.

“We felt it was necessary to pay our respects,” said Lahaina resident Robb Johnson. “We live on Maui so it’s just a short flight away so we wanted to make sure that our respects are paid. It’s all ohana between all the islands and we wanted to make sure we absolutely paid our respects, I felt it very necessary to come out today.”

“We had one person from the force send us a message saying, ‘you probably don’t know how much this means to us and how the support is amazing,’ and for us to get that feedback it just makes everything worth it,” said Jung.

Governor David Ige ordered flags to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Friday, Jan. 24 in honor of officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama.

Officer Tiffany Enriquez’s boyfriend, Jonathan Daniel Baba, also an HPD officer, posted a photo of her looking out toward the sunset, stating ” Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrafice (sic) for the Job, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!” He also posted a tribute to Officer Kaulike Kalama, who also tragically died responding to the scene.

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My love @_tiffanyvictoria_ … I miss you more than you or anyone will ever understand. I am broken right now and my heart is missing from me. Everyone tells me to be strong when you were all I drew strength from. I apologize babe I didnt get there faster and dont worry I told all your beat partners thank you for doing what they did. I wish you could see how much our brothers and sisters in blue 💙 loved you, but I know you feel it. • You took such good care of me, no one will ever be able to match, and it was more than I deserved. You respected me as your man, allowed me to love you, care for you, and protect you as my woman, and gave me, like we always said, "that kind of love that people go their whole lives searhing for, but never find". • I always got you and your girls and will do everything I can for @triniti.noelle , @jazmynteana , and @teiyarosed . • Thank you for always getting my back and making me a better man and a better police officer! I shouldn't of waited too long to ask you to be my wife despite you always saying you were gonna just purpose to me… 🙄lol… I was waiting for the right time and regret that deeply. The apartment is empty without you but I promise to keep it clean so i dont have to hear you nag or yell at me from Heaven. • It will never be the same going to work and coming home… we always woke up, drove to work together, entered the station together, loaded our blue and whites together, kissed each other, then went to do what we loved… PATROL. After we were done with the shift, we made sure to wait for each other in the report writing room so that we would leave TOGETHER. I had to walk out of the station and go home without you yesterday and Im sorry baby… • I HERD YOU LAST NIGHT ON OUR LANAI AS I STOOD THERE BY MYSELF… I SAID "I LOVE YOU TIFFANY VICTORIA" AND I HERD YOUR VOICE IN MY EAR SAY BACK "I LOVE YOU MORE JONATHAN DANIEL". • Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrafice for the Job, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!! I'll always have your six and know you'll always have mines… Rest In Love My Baby, My LOVE, We got from here.💙. #RILTiffanyVictoria011920

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Enriquez’s daughters also posted about their grief, sharing photos of the 38-year-old officer.

A memorial at the Main Police station shows lei and flowers in front of the Honolulu Police Department’s Roll of Honor, a plaque that will soon bear the names of Officers Enriquez and Kalama.

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