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Police Officer Rodney Wayne Jones | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Rodney Wayne Jones

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 28 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 9/14/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Police Officer Rodney Jones died while representing the Detroit Police Department during a police motorcycle training and skills competition event at the annual Bikes on the Bricks in Flint, Michigan.

He was performing maneuvers on his department motorcycle on the 400 block of South Saginaw Street when he suddenly stopped it and fell to the ground. He was immediately treated by nearby paramedics and transferred to Hurley Medical Center, where he passed away.

Officer Jones had served with the Detroit Police Department for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and parents.

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HOT ROD, I remember the day we met, you got me in trouble and I spent time at internal affairs behind that. That was the start of a friendship that continued to this day. I followed you to traffic enforcement where it was a constant competition on who could ride that bike the best, you always beat me, lol. We spent years on the DPD Honor Guard together and from there you became a big brother to me. Some people you think will never leave you and you were that person, you were bigger than life. Bro I miss you.

Det. T. Williams
( formally )Detroit Homicide
May 13, 2014

 

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