Hometown Hero flight

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls police officer went on an extremely high speed patrol Wednesday.

Officer Labeads Yahwhee got to fly in an F-15. “I would describe it as a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Yahwhee said. “It was pretty intense. I never realized the physiological effects it takes on your body.”

Yahwhee was recognized in part for her efforts in helping to save a drowning man in September of 2016.

Yahwhee got an “incentive flight” through the 173rd Fighter Wing’s “Hometown Heroes” program.

“I definitely want to thank Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Welch, and Lieutenant Billy Sullivan,” Officer Yahwhee said. “They were extremely instrumental in spearheading this whole program.”

Yahwhee said she now has a greater appreciation for the pilots at Kingsley, adding that she was exhausted after the flight.

Oregon Tech, and Klamath Community College instructor A.J. Davila was also given an F-15 flight for his backing of local veteran’s programs.

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