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Lifelong Firefighter Remembers Helping Foil Airport Safe Theft

 

"I could run back then," Jon Keim said of his pursuit 50 years ago of a man who tried to steal a safe from the Martinsburg airport. Keim and other firefighters helped catch one of the thieves.

When lifetime Martinsburg resident and firefighter Jon Keim read the "50 Years Ago" entry in the June 4, 2020, edition of the Herald, he knew that there was more to the story of the attempted theft of a safe from the Martinsburg airport.

Keim knew there was more to the story because he was there.

Keim, now 85, contacted the Herald and offered to tell the rest of the story of the failed safe theft.

The Herald's 50 Years Ago entry read:

An effort to steal a safe from the Allegheny Air Lines Office failed Saturday night when the burglars were spotted by an alert Federal Aviation Administrat...



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