U.S. Honor Flag Arrives For Fallen Atchison Officer

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The U.S. Honor Flag arrived at the Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, as it was set to be displayed at the funeral of an Atchison police officer killed in the line of duty.

The flag became a national symbol when it was flown at Ground Zero in New York City days after the September 11th Terrorist Attacks.

The Honor Flag arrived at KCI to be taken to Atchison for the funeral service for Atchison Police Sergeant David Enzbrenner, who died in the line of duty on Friday. Enzbrenner is just one of more than a thousand fallen officers to receive the honor.

Captain Steve Jorgensen piloted the American Airlines flight. "I just told the passengers we were carrying a national treasure on board."

This wasn't his first time carrying the national symbol.

"Although, I have done it before, this was still a very moving and somewhat emotional experience when you consider why it is being brought here," said Jorgensen.

The solemn ceremony caught many passengers in the terminal off guard, especially Beverly Oakes, from Joplin, who was actually at Ground Zero Wednesday Morning.

"When we saw it, we were wondering what was going on and when we saw the respect and the honor it meant a lot to me," said Oakes.

"This was really a moving ceremony to see the solemness of it and the dedication of officers who were here," said Jorgensen.

Since its days at Ground Zero following 9/11 it's traveled more than five million miles.

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