Good Afternoon Colonel Knight,
This morning Daytona Beach Police Commander Lexie Williams received word that his 20 year-old daughter Alexis Williams was involved in a fatal single vehicle crash on US-92 and lost her life. Trooper Darryl Haywood was assigned the investigation. Trooper Haywood made contact with Police Chief Dennis M. Jones who, with his command staff, were in a meeting at the time. Trooper Haywood notified Commander Williams of the crash along with details surrounding Alexis' death. Trooper Haywood also accompanied Commander Williams to Halifax Medical Center for identification purposes.
Each of us who have chosen law enforcement as a career have been in a similar situation. It is by far the most difficult task in police work. Trooper Haywood is to be commended for the professional and compassionate manner in which he conducted himself during this most unfortunate assignment, especially when notifying a fellow law enforcement officer of such grim news. The Daytona Beach Police Department family greatly appreciate Trooper Haywood's heartfelt concern for Commander Williams and his family. Trooper Haywood's demeanor and actions truly exemplify the highest standard of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Sergeant Al Tolley
Daytona Beach Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
Public Information Officer