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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- A marine with ties to Western New York was laid to rest in Niagara Falls Tuesday.

Friends, family and local fire and police officials said a final farewell to Ricky Jones. He was remembered during a service at the Riverside Presbyterian Church.

Jones was killed in San Diego last month while trying to help people after a car accident.

Before moving to California Jones was a volunteer at the Frontier Fire Department.

"[Jones] set the bar pretty high, his father was a police officer, his goal was to go on and become a state trooper. He wanted to stay in the fire department like his father did. His dad was in the Air Force but he said no I'd like to take it a step further and be a Marine," said Frontier Fire Department Chief Bruce Meck.

Jones was buried with full military honors.

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