I didn’t have the privilege of knowing young John Brown.

But it is obvious from the sadness on the faces of his friends and peers that he was greatly loved and he will be greatly missed. I extend my my prayers and Condolences to his family and friends. Our youth and young adults have experienced much grief, tragedy and trauma in recent days. Let us old heads show them much love, support and patience at this time. They may not ask for it, but they certainly need it. Because they a are human beings gripped by grief and the pain associated with the death of someone you love.