The Van Buren (AR) Police Department now has a motorcycle unit, thanks to the generous donation of a local citizen who wanted to show her gratitude toward the officers who last year responded when her husband had fallen.
According to CBS News, Ellen Melton gifted the motorcycle in her husband's name. Bill Melton is recently deceased. He was a former motorcycle officer in California.
Corporal Charles Green was selected to operate the motorcycle because of his extensive riding experience on his personal time.
Green said he will focus his traffic enforcement efforts on school zones and other areas with increased vulnerability of pedestrians.