HPD Officers Slain In The Line Of Duty, Abraham E. Mahiko (left) and Andrew R. Morales (right).
As fate would have it, within hours of my posting of the Detective Joe Lum interview, I received an email from one of the daughters of the slain Honolulu police officers (Abraham E. Mahiko and Andrew R. Morales) .She was doing a Google search on her father's name, this is something that she does from time-to-time, and bingo, my blog post about her father popped up.Even after all those years, she still had unanswered questions about her father's untimely death while serving in the line of duty. Her mother was pregnant with her when her father was slain, and because of this, throughout the years, his death has haunted her.She requested a copy of the complete interview. I was reluctant to give it to her, as it was very, very graphic in its detail. I told her about my concerns, but she insisted, despite my apprehensions and misgivings, that she needed to have a copy.Well, I know that I am an old fool, but I wept when I was editing the interview. I wept for the slain officers and their families. I just finished the final digitizing of it and I uploaded a copy of the interview to her, so that she could listen to it before anybody else.The recording has important life lessons for all of us.