Local moms Jennifer Dotson and Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe delivered cookies and baked goods to the Honolulu Police Department Thursday for National Police Week.
"As former executive director of MADD, I saw firsthand how the men and women in blue worked so hard to keep crime off our streets and our families safe," said Dotson. "This is our small way to say Mahalo for the big jobs they do everyday to help our community."
"As a mom, I know my three children see how their police officer dad works really hard and always want a chance to say Mahalo to him and all their brave uncles and aunties that work in law enforcement," said Hata-Watanabe. "I want my baby girl to learn the value of saying Mahalo from a young age."
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated National Police Week to occur each year during the week in which May 15 falls, recognizing the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.