Kalama family releases statement, sends aloha to Enriquez family

Tragedy at Diamond Head

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Family, friends and the community continue to mourn the loss of two Honolulu Police Officers.

Officer Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama were fatally shot while responding to a call in the Diamond Head area on Sunday.

The family of Officer Kaulike Kalama would like to express their deep appreciation to the community for all of their expressions of love and support during a very difficult time. Kaulike was loved and respected by those who knew him and he will be greatly missed. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother and a good friend to all who knew him. His wife & 14 year old son are devastated by the loss.  

Officer Kaulike loved serving his community as a police officer. The family would especially like to thank Kaulike’s fellow officers in District 7 and to all of the officers, EMS personnel, and hospital staff for their tremendous support on that tragic day. We would like to express our sincere aloha to the family of Officer Tiffany Enriquez and are grateful for their kind words and support. We grieve for them and their great loss. They are in our daily prayers during this painful time.

Kalama family spokesperson

Kalama served nine years with the department.

Officer Kalama was also quite the athlete, he was an all-state linebacker for McKinley High School in 2002. He was also a great paddler and won the mixed division state title in 2003 for the Tigers.

A verified Gofundme page has been set up for the family and can be found here.

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