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Year after death, Vegas girl's family helping police

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Members of Faith Love's family stand with law enforcement officers to stem impaired driving. (Doug Johnson/FOX5) Members of Faith Love's family stand with law enforcement officers to stem impaired driving. (Doug Johnson/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

While it's still difficult for them to deal with it, the family of Faith Love wants to remind the community of their loss to help prevent other tragedies this Halloween.

"My grandson, sometimes he asks when is she coming home? She'll never be home," Bobby Harris, Faith's grandfather, told FOX5.

Harris' granddaughter, Faith, was fatally struck by a drunk driver Oct. 31, 2011, only a few blocks from her home near Sahara and Town Center Drive.

Since that night, Faith's mother Rocquell Love said her entire family will never be whole again.

"None of us will ever be the same. My mom is broken," Rocquell Love said.

Police said Faith, who was 12 years old at the time, was struck and killed by Justin Caramanica.

Caramanica later admitted to officers that he took prescription pills and drank several glasses of wine before the accident.

This Halloween, officers said they will be going after drivers just like him.

"So what we've done is increased our enforcement activity starting on the 29th, all the way through (November) first," said Sgt. Richard Robinson, with LVMPD Traffic Bureau.

The Love family is also helping officers, reminding parents to speak with their kids about traffic safety while trick-or-treating.

"Harass them, whatever, if you get on their nerves whatever. I mean I wish I had the privilege and the opportunity to get on Faith's nerves right now," Rocquell Love told FOX5.

What's hurt the Love family even more is the fact that Caramanica was arrested for a second DUI in September, when he hit a parked car while driving on prescription drugs.

"I don't believe this guy is driving again," Harris told FOX5.

But they hope others won't make the same mistakes he did.

"Don't drink and drive," Harris said.

"If you know that you're going to have too many (drinks), you know that you cannot drive. Don't get in the car, it's a lethal weapon," Rocquette Love Matthews, Faith's aunt, told FOX5.

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