Steve Nixon Charged in Boating Accident, Amanda Brady, Nixon Facing...

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The man steering a boat that crashed July 5th in the Rappahannock River, killing a Henrico teacher and seriously injuring nine others, has been charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter and a slew of other counts. Full Story
Adam

Richmond, VA

#21 Aug 18, 2010
Think Before Posting wrote:
<quoted text>I like this point. Yes, there were many other adults who got on the boat knowing full well how much Mr. Nixon had to drink and they too allowed the children (their children) to get on the boat. Why would we blame everything on Mr. Nixon? He was the one driving yes but he is not the only one at fault! Think about it!
Yeah!! This is better--Just spread the anger out. Blame everyone including the kids for even getting on the boat. They should have known better. I am angry too!!
Sincerely

Richmond, VA

#22 Aug 18, 2010
i agree with "think before posting" I WILL NOT ever get on a boat with someone drinking nor in a car!. I did when i was young and Thank God - all turned out well. However, everyone knew before they got on there. The bottom line is it is all a sad story! What in the world does firefighter have to do with perfection! There is only one perfect! Think about it!
Sadden

Kents Store, VA

#23 Aug 18, 2010
How can some be so cruel. Not one ounce of empathy or sympathy felt or expressed for this family devastation!!!!
Prayers for God be with you as well.
Jenny

Richmond, VA

#24 Aug 18, 2010
Sadden wrote:
I feel nothing but sadness and heartache for this entire circle of family and friends that have been impacted by this horrific event. I live on and boat on the Rappahannock River and know it is very difficult to judge distances, particularly at nite. Horrible accidents just happen and no one may ever know how this one occurred on that July nite. I am so sorry for all that have suffered the results of the decision to boat that nite,but I am sure no one has suffered more than Mr. Nixon himself.
I pray that God be with him and each and everyone involved. We all have made or will make mistakes and bad judgements during our life time and will suffer consequences as a result but also hopefully learn from our mistakes.
Enough said. I ask that all pray for Mr. Nixon and his family as these charges and trial come forth. Leave the rest in Gods hands and reserve judgements. His punishments can be no worse than his own heartaches that he lives with each and every day of his life at present. Pray that the law is guided by God's hands and the family's suffering is minimized. Brady's family has expressed forgiveness, the family that suffered the greatest loss. So, who are we that we should not keep an open mind and heart for a family that will continue to suffer a lifetime for one day of innocent family togetherness.
You are so right except for one day of "innocent family togetherness". If he had crashed the car he was driving while he was drunk, would you still call it "innocent"??

I hope you also pray for others involved in DUI's--both the victims and the driver. Anyone suffering is in need of prayer!!!
Granny

Richmond, VA

#25 Aug 18, 2010
Sadden wrote:
How can some be so cruel. Not one ounce of empathy or sympathy felt or expressed for this family devastation!!!!
Prayers for God be with you as well.
You are wrong. Lots of empathy and sympathy with lots of prayers going out to Mr. Nixon and his entire family!!!! Everyone on this thread is very sad and is praying for this family.

I wish firemen were just as kind and compassionate.
Grandpa

Richmond, VA

#26 Aug 18, 2010
Sincerely wrote:
i agree with "think before posting" I WILL NOT ever get on a boat with someone drinking nor in a car!. I did when i was young and Thank God - all turned out well. However, everyone knew before they got on there. The bottom line is it is all a sad story! What in the world does firefighter have to do with perfection! There is only one perfect! Think about it!
It is ironic that a fireman would not practice what he preaches which is safety!!

Mr. Nixon is blessed to have the unconditional support from his dept. as well as all of his fellow firefighters.

I wish all firemen were just as compassionate toward others in need.(The fact that they are not seems hypocritical as well)
Judy

Richmond, VA

#27 Aug 18, 2010
Yes I woudl still say one day of innocent family togetherness. I HIGHLY douby than Mr. Nixon woke up that morning and thought to himself,'you know I think i will go this thsi family gathering have to much to drink get all my friends and family on a boat, run into a piling and see how many get hurt'.

Yes people from all walks of life have drinking problem's I daly have several acholics in my family, all of them have had accident's usually single vehicle, and never once did it mention their occupation in any articles that were prepared, that if there was even an article done.

However just as Mr. Nixon is guily of bad judgement, NOTHING anyone posts here or that the courts do to him will ever overshadow the personal guilt he will be living with the rest of his life.

I also wondered when I first read this artcle when the accident first happened, why no one attempted to stop him from driving that boat? And why people knowingly get in the boat with him and allowed their children to get in the boat? How many were wearing life preservers? Why is he sharing the sole blame here? Every adult that allowed him to drive that boat and that got on that boat enabled that accident. And I am sure that they too while forever be haunted with personal guilt over the event.
Patrick

Richmond, VA

#28 Aug 18, 2010
Why doesn't everyone just be nice and pray for everyone. Maybe the firemen will learn something!
sorry

Glen Allen, VA

#29 Aug 18, 2010
I am completely sorry to hear this news..I know what he did is wrong but he is human like all else..
Many people out there that DRINK alcohol and drive anything take heed to the suffering that comes from "Bad judgement" UNDER THE INFLUENCE
sorry

Glen Allen, VA

#30 Aug 18, 2010
horseman amelia virginia wrote:
A lot of firemen have this problem. They need to be tested more often for drugs to!
It has Nothing to do with the fact that he worked for the Fire Department
sorry

Glen Allen, VA

#31 Aug 18, 2010
Whatevah wrote:
Bad judgment call for all the adults getting on this boat. I myself would not be on a boat that was being operated by someone that was drinking.
hind sight is easy to speak of
sorry

Glen Allen, VA

#32 Aug 18, 2010
Sally Ann wrote:
While I am very glad that people are praying for all involved. I don't recall other stories where so much compassion was displayed for those arrested for DUI.
Just pointing out the facts.....
None has truly empowered the trmendousness of a family ripped apart in a second.
and if you have no compassion why are you following this story?
This is a well respected family in their community
sorry

Glen Allen, VA

#33 Aug 18, 2010
Sadden wrote:
How can some be so cruel. Not one ounce of empathy or sympathy felt or expressed for this family devastation!!!!
Prayers for God be with you as well.
I so agree..Pray for all involved and touched by this tradgedy
GFYsilly

Richmond, VA

#34 Aug 18, 2010
Patrick wrote:
Why doesn't everyone just be nice and pray for everyone. Maybe the firemen will learn something!
What is it that you hope the firemen learn? How quickly people forget the good you've done? Or maybe how the irresponsible acts of one man has cast judgement on an entire industry? Yes Nixon made grave mistakes that night and he is and will pay dearly. Even if he is granted compassion by the judicial system, he'll always have to live with the fact that his brothers fiance is dead and his immediate family has been horribly impacted by that night.

If they can forgive him and move on,...who the **** are you people. He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone. Have any of you ever driven home under the influence and just didn't get caught? Well Nixon just wasn't so lucky on that night.
horseman

Richmond, VA

#35 Aug 18, 2010
Most fireman have drinking problems, I know I was one.
Reply2CrazyWTH

United States

#36 Aug 18, 2010
crazy wrote:
good. he needs to go to jail for a longggggggggggggggggggggggg time. His affilation with the piss poor Richmond Fire Department should make no difference.
Honestly.....he and this very tight net family have suffered enough! This poor man has to look at his brother & know that he is partially the reason the once love of his life is gone at his fault and on top of it only one month from there wedding date and instead of walking with her down the isle in her white gown he buried her in it...although the adults made that decision themselves to get on that boat...just as a vehicle we have the choice to say NO i'm not riding with you! The children i totally understand and were following the lead of there parents. Now if this had happened to you and you had to live with this decision you made for your children/family for the rest of your life would you also want to be prosecuted & put in jail for a looooooooooong time? No i doubt it. And being a very stong family they will never forget but i'm sure will forgive because accidents do happen. What if u go out & kill someone while driving on accident? would you want to go to jail for a looooooooong time?
Patrick

Richmond, VA

#37 Aug 18, 2010
GFYsilly wrote:
<quoted text>
What is it that you hope the firemen learn? How quickly people forget the good you've done? Or maybe how the irresponsible acts of one man has cast judgement on an entire industry? Yes Nixon made grave mistakes that night and he is and will pay dearly. Even if he is granted compassion by the judicial system, he'll always have to live with the fact that his brothers fiance is dead and his immediate family has been horribly impacted by that night.
If they can forgive him and move on,...who the **** are you people. He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone. Have any of you ever driven home under the influence and just didn't get caught? Well Nixon just wasn't so lucky on that night.
As I already stated. I too will pray for this man and his family, especially his son. I will pray for you too!!

I haven't met any kind or compassionate local firemen. I wish they would have cared about my children!!
Helen

Richmond, VA

#38 Aug 18, 2010
horseman wrote:
Most fireman have drinking problems, I know I was one.
Thank you for your honesty. I wish you a healthy and happy life.
angel

Henry, VA

#39 Aug 18, 2010
I want to know why the wife is not charged with child endangerment as well as her husband
GFYsilly

Richmond, VA

#40 Aug 18, 2010
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
I haven't met any kind or compassionate local firemen. I wish they would have cared about my children!!
Are you basing something personal on each and every man and woman in the fire service?

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