West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) would like to recognize West Virginia International Yeager Airport Police Department (WVIYAPD) Officer Brian Jones for going above and beyond the call of duty.
On July 5, two military recruits traveling to boot camp became stranded at CRW after their flight was canceled and rescheduled for the following day. The two men were stuck with only a $10 meal voucher while waiting for a call from the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO). At around 10:30 PM, the recruits were booked hotel rooms at a hotel in Beckley, West Virginia, over an hour away—allowing for little time to rest before they would have to travel back to CRW for their early flight.
Hearing this, Officer Jones arranged a ride to and from a Charleston hotel, which he paid for himself, and bought the men pizza.
Later, Police Chief Eric Johnson received a call from the mom of one of the men. She had spoken with her son, who told her of his experience and how kind the WVIYAPD officers were. She said her son hopes to be a police officer after military service.
This isn’t the first time Officer Jones has gone above and beyond for customers at CRW. In March, Officer Jones noticed a child who needed to burn off some energy before his flight. With permission from the child’s grandmother, Officer Jones took him around CRW. The child was taken for a walk on the ramp, saw police cruisers, met CRW Hercules, and was able to visit with a pilot inside the cockpit of a Spirit Airlines aircraft.
CRW would like to thank Officer Jones for creating memorable moments for our passengers and congratulate him on being named Employee of the Month for July.