Sergeant Captures Crooks in Honolulu
February 27, 2009
KAHALA, Hawaii - A sergeant assigned to U.S. Army-Pacific (USARPAC) was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Honolulu Police Department, at the Kahala Mall Shopping Center, Feb. 11.
Sgt. Dean Rudolph, USARPAC G-6 administrative noncommissioned officer, helped the police capture a burglary suspect, Jan. 10.
Rudolph was at the Kuakini Physicians building when he noticed a commotion going on across North Kuakini Street near Bachelot Street, with two people chasing after two burglary suspects.
When the police arrived, they held one of the suspects while the other person ran into Waiolani Stream with Rudolph and another citizen in close pursuit.
He managed to catch the suspect and hold him until police officers arrived. Not only did Rudolph help capture the suspect, he also volunteered to take part in the field line-up with the suspect so that witnesses could identify the burglary suspect.
The Honolulu Police Department awarded Rudolph and the other good Samaritans the Certificate of Merit as a result of their heroic actions of civic duty, without regard for their own personal safety.