Retired HPD chief inducted into the department's Hall of Fame
Current Police Chief Susan Ballard surprised retired HPD Chief Lee Donohue during Wednesday's 200 Club awards ceremony.
HONOLULU - A retired police chief is the newest member of the Honolulu Police Department's Hall of Fame.
Retired Honolulu Police Chief Lee Donohue is the newest inductee. Current Police Chief Susan Ballard surprised Donohue during Wednesday's 200 Club awards ceremony.
The annual event was hosted by KITV4's Paula Akana, and honors outstanding police officers.
Donohue spent 40 years at HPD -- seven were as chief of police.
Shocked by the honor, Donohue says, "I wasn't expecting it. But it's certainly an honor, and the ones that have won before are great people. I think everyone would agree with me who has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, that they couldn't have done it without the people below supporting you."
Donohue retired from the department in 2004. Since then, he's become President of the Honolulu Police Community Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and police equipment.