Lt. Thomas Shopay
Lt. Thomas Shopay is a Kona resident and has worked for the Hawai’i Police Department for over 18 years. The majority of that time was spent with the Special Response Team (SRT), based out of Hilo. Lt. Shopay participated with SRT initially as a team member, was promoted to Team Sergeant and later promoted to Tactical Commander. Lt. Shopay recently transferred to Kona Patrol as a shift commander to further his experience and be closer to home. Lt Shopay is a recipient of the Hawai’i Police Department Silver Medal of Valor and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.