Loved ones give final salute to hometown hero

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Friends and family gathered Tuesday to give a final salute to a hometown hero.

A funeral for Marine Ricky Jones took place at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls. The 20-year-old was killed last month in a car crash in Southern California, where he was stationed.

Jones, who graduated from Niagara Falls High School, was also a member of the Frontier Fire Company. His father serves with the Niagara Falls Police Department.

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