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Nashville-based country music stars pose in front of a Jones-Airways-owned Falcon 900 jet in Nashville before departing for a police benefit show in Fort Worth, Texas, in July. Jones Airways donated the jet, in support of the Dallas Police Association's Assist the Officer Foundation.

In the days following the racially-motivated killing of five police officers in Dallas in early July, a slew of country music stars put on a benefit concert for law enforcement at the iconic Fort Worth honkeytonk Billy Bob's Texas.

And a handful of the artists who performed at that show arrived in Dallas last month on a Falcon 900, tri-engine jet owned by Cleveland, Tenn.-based Jones Airways. The plane was lent for the cause free of charge by company officials and Jones Airways owner Allan Jones.

"We're supporting police around the country, so it's something that we jumped on," Jones said last week.

Jones Airways is a private charter flight business, which deals regularly with well-known clients, from national politicians to entertainers and business leaders. Jones Airways is based out of the Cleveland Regional Jetport.

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