Officer John D. Trojacek of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Campus Security and Emergency Management Department has been recognized as one of Hawaiʻi’s “Top Cops.” The award is presented annually to law enforcement and security professionals who have gone beyond the call of duty and met the highest standards of their field.
Officer Trojacek and other 2013 “Top Cops” were honored at the Law Enforcement and Security Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, October 24 in the Mānoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi.
Officer Trojacek earned his Top Cop nomination through life-saving actions during the First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on May 24, 2013. Trojacek was part of a team of UH Mānoa Campus Security officers assisting Honolulu Police Department personnel with traffic control at the event when he noticed a runner lying on the roadway and immediately went to investigate. Trojacek’s competent demeanor was noted by a witness and had a calming effect on other race participants who had gathered at the scene. With the assistance of some of those surrounding individuals, Trojacek—a trained first aid, CPR (cadiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) instructor for Campus Security—performed CPR on the runner until emergency medical services arrived.
Trojajeck patrols the UH Mānoa campus on the graveyard shift.
He is also pursuing a graduate degree at UH Mānoa in disaster management and humanitarian assistance. He is also an avid cyclist and Ironman finisher.