Manhunt for Maine shooter kept them apart. Now they can finally come together to grieve

In a small park along the mighty Androscoggin River, Leroy Walker Sr. stood in a neon yellow jacket at the base of a bell tower, his white hair thinning at the top of his head. He greeted family after family, exchanging hugs with some parents, as children set off into the candyland awaiting them at Auburn’s annual trick-or-treating event. “Good luck — you’ll fill that bucket,” Walker, an Auburn City Council member, said to a young boy dressed as a dinosaur.

From one of the first pews, Tim Conrad held a long salute when the priest recited the name of his son, Thomas Conrad, a 34-year-old Army veteran who managed the bowling alley and who friends said died while trying to take down the gunman. “Nothing is affecting the bond of love I have seen in the people,” Father Raja said. “Though there’s pain, we still remain strong.

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