Lawrence K. Mahuna has sworn in a new police chaplain, the
first Buddhist minister to serve with the Hawaii County
Police Department's Chaplains Corps.
The Rev. Earl
Ikeda, of the Puna Hongwanji Mission in Keaau, took the
oath of office during ceremonies held Friday (December 13,
2002) in the police chief's office.
The Rev. Ikeda
is assigned to the South Hilo Patrol District. He is one
of eight chaplains, each assigned to a police district,
who administer to the needs Hawaii County police personnel.