Video: Southwest honors slain cops' families, colleagues on flight
Over 100 officers were on the plane returning from Police Week in DC
By PoliceOne Staff
WASHINGTON — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant took a moment to honor LE while giving landing instructions.
Flight attendant Ange Mertens wrote on Facebook that she was “honored” to have over 100 Texas officers on her flight that day, including four families of officers killed in the line of duty.
Posted by Ange Mertens on Tuesday, 16 May 2017
The videos, taken by a passenger, show Mertens announce that the majority of the people on the flight were returning from Police Week in Washington D.C.
“We are so thankful that you serve and we know that we are not safe without you,” she said on the intercom. “We do appreciate all of your service.”
She asked passengers to allow the families of fallen officers to disembark the plane first. In a follow-up video, the entire plane erupts in applause as the families exit the plane.
Posted by Ange Mertens on Tuesday, May 16, 2017