Vietnam War veteran takes last motorcycle ride
PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Thanks to a Hospice of the Valley Social Worker a local veteran took his last motorcycle ride.
Vietnam War veteran and retired police officer, Kenneth Jones, 71, took his last motorcycle ride Monday morning. Jones suffered a series of strokes and is receiving end-of-life care from Hospice of the Valley at Arizona State.
McKella Williams, Jones' caretaker, came up with the idea after learning of his love for motorcycles and worked to make it happen.
Retired Mesa Police officer John Duhigg drove the motorcycle with Jones in a side car and Patriot Guide Riders rode along side the two.
The 17 mile ride started and ended at the Arizona State Veteran Home.
Jones worked as a state trooper in Pennsylvania as well as an undercover narcotics officer. He was a Deputy Sheriff in Fountain Hills and worked with Sheriff Joe. He also worked in the military police and is a Vietnam War Army Veteran.