ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. — Major Coy Jenkins is trading in his badge for a surprising career change.
Major Jenkins started as a patrol officer for the Tulsa Police Department in 1976 and 47 years later he is shifting gears from a career in law enforcement to a career as a flight attendant.
“We had a contest to try to decide, what’s Coy going to do next?” Jenkins explained. “Nobody guessed it.”
Jenkins says he wanted to do something that could benefit from his long career in law enforcement.
“They were actually recruiting first responders because of all the problems they are having on these domestic flights,” he said. “All the experience I have, it’s going to be good to use to help people on these flights.”
In the past ten years, Major Jenkins helped grow the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.
“He wanted to build our reserve program up and it …