Remembering the victims from Newton Falls shooting one year later

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Crosses and candles honored the four people shot and killed on this day last year in Newton Falls.

Police believe Robert Brazzon Sr. shot and killed his girlfriend, Tracey Engler, then killed his former brother-in-law Rikki Cogley, his wife Kathy, and Kathy’s 15-year-old son, Everett Greathouse.

Brazzon Sr. then took his own life in a cemetery.

On Saturday night, neighbors, friends and family gathered at the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground to honor their memory.

A candle with each victim’s name and a cross was placed on the four sides of the playground.

Tina Cogley Brazzon, whose ex-husband was the alleged gunman, also lost her brother in shooting spree.

“My brother Rikki, to me you will always be a hero. You tried to save Everett and all of your family. You were a great uncle, a great brother and you were always be in our hearts,” said Cogley Brazzon.

Tina said despite rumors about her brother, he had cleaned up his life before the shooting.

She also wanted to thank everyone who extended kindness, support and gave a monetary donation to the families.

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