January 22, 2017
name: Candice Jones
story : Dear Jamie,
I found your site through my stepmother Jenette whom I know you have spoken with.
I wanted to personally come here and share my story and to personally thank you. It is because of you that there will be justice for my father, Rick Nye.
My father was on his way to work on October 10, 2006. He was hit from behind by a person driving a green Lexus who fled the scene on foot. My father was ejected from the vehicle and received additional trauma from numerous vehicles running over his body, that came across the scene much later.
The man who hit and killed my father is Michael Alayon, a Miami Dade police officer. He left the scene on foot and left his personal vehicle behind. FHP went to his home later in the morning and found him there. He smelled of alcohol and had injuries consistent with the crash. He claims his car was stolen, though a police report had not been filed. You would think as a police officer that a report would have been filed right away.
The past three months have been three of the longest months of my life. I have spent this time searching and waiting for the truth. I am not one to sit idly by, but I had to sit by and put my faith in the States Attorney's office to hold this officer accountable for his actions.
On January 8, 2006 Michael Alayon turned himself in at the Broward Sheriff's Office. It was a bittersweet moment for me. I finally have a face to put with the man who took away my father. I finally had a chance for him to see that my father was loved and had a family that misses him each and every moment of each day. I had a chance to let him know that I will not give up and that there will be justice for my father.
I hope to one day be able to make a difference just as you have done. Though the officer turned himself in, his bond was only $7500 and he was in and out in three hours and twenty minutes. It took 3 months to make this arrest, and he turned himself in at the time and was given the "courtesy" not to be placed in hand cuffs. I hope to one day make sure that if a police officer commits a crime, he receives the same treatment as everyone else.
Words could not express the gratitude and admiration I have for you. It is because of you that Michael Alayon wil be charged with a first degree felony and is facing 30 years in prison. Only 10 days after your Justin's law took affect, the law was put to work.
I thank you for all that you have done for families like mine and all that you continue to do. I know that Justin is proud of you and smiling down on you. Justin has a wonderful mother who through her love and care and devotion has helped so many, especially this grieving daughter.
Candice Nye Jones