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Veteran Detroit police officer collapses, dies at motorcycle event

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Rodney Jones, a 28-year veteran Detroit police officer Rodney Jones, a 28-year veteran Detroit police officer
FLINT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Detroit police are grieving the loss of a veteran officer who died suddenly during a motorcycle competition.

The department says Rodney Jones, 49, was competing in 'Bikes on Bricks' in Flint Saturday afternoon when he suddenly stopped his bike and collapsed.

Medics rushed the 28-year veteran to Hurley Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Jones was a member of the Detroit Police Honor Guard, performing at funerals and other special events.

He was previously assigned to the gang squad. His wife is also a Detroit police officer.

Visitation continues Sunday from noon-9pm at Swanson Funeral Home on W. McNichols in Detroit. Funeral services are Monday at noon at Greater Grace Temple.

Contributions can be made to the Rodney and Kimberly Jones' Children Educational Fund: PO Box 47129, Oak Park, MI  48237

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