(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will honor Mark Brown, the Good Samaritan who stopped a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this month, during a special presentation on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The commendation will take place at the start of Miami-Dade's regularly scheduled County Commission meeting at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, in Downtown Miami.
On February 1, Rolando Aliaga struck two pedestrians with his pick-up truck as the victims waited at a bus stop at NW 79th Street and 27th Avenue. Aliaga fled the scene, hitting another car as he sped away. Mark Brown, who was driving in the area, sprang into action when he noticed Aliaga fleeing and rammed Aliaga's truck with his own to stop him. Aliaga was then taken into custody. One of the victims, Tyron Richemond, was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital; Charles Williams, the second victim, was admitted in serious condition.
Mr. Brown, a Miami-Dade County employee with the Solid Waste Management Department and former district director for Commissioner Jordan, has been praised by Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus and the victims' families for putting himself in harm's way to apprehend the assailant.
For more information on this presentation, please contact Commissioner Jordan's office at 305-375-5694.