Airlines don’t always publicize their charitable efforts in their communities.
In March, when Euless police officer David Hofer was killed in the line of duty, family members and officers from the New York City Police Department, where Hofer had previously worked, wanted to attend public funeral services in Texas for Hofer.
So both American Airlines and Southwest Airlines provided transportation for police and the family between Texas and New York, where a second public service was held. Initially, neither airline wanted to discuss its involvement but social media posts thanking the carriers for their generosity brought their efforts to light.
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