Tuesday, January 12, 1999

Hawaii Joint
Police Association
inducts 9 members
into Hall of Fame



The Hawaii Joint Police Association recently inducted nine members into its Hall of Fame.

The association was founded in 1967 and has 175 active and retired members from the federal, state, military and city law enforcement, said President Donald Devaney.

The nine men inducted were:

Bullet Edward Anthony Berlin (posthumously), a former special agent in charge of the Pearl Harbor office for Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He later served as the director of security for the Navy's exchange service. He was the local representative for Reid Psychological testing services until his death in 1998.

Bullet Charles "Chuck" Horstmann, a former U.S. Army special agent and co-founder of the association. He was Hawaii's "Top Cop" in 1995 and works as security executive for First Hawaiian Bank.

Bullet Ronald E. Jones, serves as president and chief executive of Sonitrol of Hawaii, a security alarm company. He has worked as president of the Moanalua Gardens Community Association and was the former chairman of the Moanalua Gardens Crime Watch program.

Bullet Norman Osthoff Jr., a retired major of the Honolulu Police Department. Osthoff, who served as director of security at Queen's Hospital, graduated from the FBI Academy and founded the Hawaii chapter for the Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Osthoff was Hawaii's first official "Top Cop" in 1992.

Bullet George Roberts (posthumously), served as district and port director of the Honolulu U.S. Customs Office until his death at age 89 in 1997. He had been the oldest executive-level U.S. civil service employee in the nation. Roberts was Hawaii's "Top Cop" in 1993.

Bullet David W. Smith, a retired U.S. Army counter-intelligence officer and association co-founder. Smith provided protection for Korean President Sygman Rhee and scientists Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer.

Bullet William "Frank" Steer, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1925 and served in France during World War I. He will be presented with the French Legion of Honor award later this year. Steer served as the martial law provost marshal during World War II, responsible for law enforcement in the Territory of Hawaii and control of all prisoners of war captured in the Pacific and North Africa. He retired from the Air Force as provost marshal in 1950. He celebrates his 98th birthday today.

Bullet Alfred F. Streck Jr., a retiredAir Force colonel who served as an investigator for the Honolulu Police Commission. Streck was instrumental in founding the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon award ceremony.

Bullet Frank P. Su'a (posthumously), who retired as a Honolulu Police Department major and had worked closely with the local Samoan community. He served as a chairman of the Western States Intelligence Networks Service until his death in 1997.

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