Samantha Spade remembered

Nov 7, 2007 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 50

“She knew what she wanted to do and where she was going. She had a bright future.”

GALLATIN COUNTY - Samantha Lynn Spade was a quiet person who led by example. 'She was the epitome of what we want every young person in Gallatin County to be,' said Dorothy Perkins, superintendent of Gallatin ... via The Cincinnati Enquirer

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internet junkie

Maineville, OH

#42 Sep 28, 2010
my question is if this had been one of us who had chose to drink while intoxicated and god forbid we hit someone and kill them from what i have read on here this is not his first rodeo with the long arm of the law as far as d u i many question,s have arose as to why he was allowed back behind the wheel of a vehicle some say mommy,s power in office has alot to do with it maybe maybe not the thing is what would samantha want? would she want you all on here trashing the person who killed her ? or would she want u all to rememeber the bright and intellegent young woman she was loved by so many missed by all i am sure that samanthas mother has to see tracy when she renews her vehicle is tracy guilty for what her son did no she is not he is guilty was 4 yrs to little sure it is if it had been anyone else we would have gotten at least 10 but lets remember samantha for what she taught us ok thanks
internet junkie 2

Cincinnati, OH

#43 Sep 28, 2010
it is ok to drive drunk and break laws in gallatin county if you are a cop, fireman or elected offical. how many places would make a dui arrest go away for a county cop? and how many dui's had this man had yet he keeps his pay, insurance and retirement.
Mohican

Louisville, KY

#44 Oct 17, 2010
internet junkie 2 wrote:
it is ok to drive drunk and break laws in gallatin county if you are a cop, fireman or elected offical. how many places would make a dui arrest go away for a county cop? and how many dui's had this man had yet he keeps his pay, insurance and retirement.
That's a good question. There's a double standard around here. If you are "connected", then you can commit all the crime you want to, but if you are not, then you get the book thrown at you.
StaightShooter

Cincinnati, OH

#45 Nov 3, 2010
internet junkie 2 wrote:
it is ok to drive drunk and break laws in gallatin county if you are a cop, fireman or elected offical. how many places would make a dui arrest go away for a county cop? and how many dui's had this man had yet he keeps his pay, insurance and retirement.
Could you all give it a break, you all want to bash everyone in Gallatin County but what about all the Famous people that do stupid things. Look what the get hit with. Usually nothing and you all want to bash the cops, judges and Neil Miles. Just remember one day you may make a mistake and people will be doing the same thing on here bashing you and your family. Remember OJ did he get what he deserved? I don't hear anyone bashing him right now. Everyone will pay for their own mistakes, God will see to it but they will be forgiven.
Town crier

AOL

#46 Nov 3, 2010
Out in 3 or 4 ?
I think not ,I know all of Sams friends will attend and or Wright the parole board expressing there feelings and opinions of his release. This alone will keep him behind bars 5 to 10
Johnny Masters

Louisville, KY

#47 Nov 3, 2010
That's interesting.
Ju Ju Man

Florence, KY

#48 Feb 20, 2011
15 years would have been the correct jail time.
Had his parents not have bought him out of all of his other D.U.I.'s this terrible thing would not have happened.I am tired of watching my daughter cry herself to sleep because of what HE did and was out partying as soon as he was out of the hospital.
Ang

Cincinnati, OH

#49 Jun 7, 2012
internet junkie 2 wrote:
it is ok to drive drunk and break laws in gallatin county if you are a cop, fireman or elected offical. how many places would make a dui arrest go away for a county cop? and how many dui's had this man had yet he keeps his pay, insurance and retirement.
I live in Gallatin county and I am a newcomer by that I mean not related to anyone here and I know no one here i am from a whole different part of the US...and I have observed it to be exactly as you are describing and then some...I never knew settling in the country that i would see and hear of such....these God fearing folks are something else...hiding all their dirt and crimes...all the while holding official positions...it makes living here among such folks to be frightening...there is a difference in being bad and being bad in a position of power...
Still Praying For Sam

Owenton, KY

#50 Nov 21, 2012
I do not know anyone. I just want to say, I was one of the first on the scene of the accident. I continue to pray for Samantha's family. I will never forget that night. I now have 2 daughters of my own and I would like for someone who knows the family personally to tell them this for me, because I know if it had been one of my daughters in that car I would want to know, or maybe find a bit of solace.

Sam was not alone that night. I do not know if she was alive, she did not respond, however I held her hand and I prayed with her. I prayed aloud the Our Father and the Hail Mary. I did not know her name, I simply called her "baby" and stayed with her until the firemen came.

I am sorry it has taken me so long to reach out, and this is not at all a joke, or a falsehood. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I promise I tried everything to help her, and I am so very sorry but I could not. I pray for your family everyday, and have recently felt a strong urge to tell you that I was with her.

May God Bless You All.

Please advise that her family has been told.
thank you
Jeremy spade

Detroit, MI

#51 Jul 25, 2014
Still Praying For Sam wrote:
I do not know anyone. I just want to say, I was one of the first on the scene of the accident. I continue to pray for Samantha's family. I will never forget that night. I now have 2 daughters of my own and I would like for someone who knows the family personally to tell them this for me, because I know if it had been one of my daughters in that car I would want to know, or maybe find a bit of solace.
Sam was not alone that night. I do not know if she was alive, she did not respond, however I held her hand and I prayed with her. I prayed aloud the Our Father and the Hail Mary. I did not know her name, I simply called her "baby" and stayed with her until the firemen came.
I am sorry it has taken me so long to reach out, and this is not at all a joke, or a falsehood. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I promise I tried everything to help her, and I am so very sorry but I could not. I pray for your family everyday, and have recently felt a strong urge to tell you that I was with her.
May God Bless You All.
Please advise that her family has been told.
thank you
I am Samantha spades brother. I appreciate your comment, and am thankful that she was not alone. I would like to talk to you personally. Is there any way we could get together and talk about that night?

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