Parents of Brycen Zerby thank community for support after son’s death

GREELEY, Colo. — The parents of 8-year-old Brycen Zerby are grateful for the support they’ve received since their boy was struck and killed by a parade float in Windsor on Monday.

Jimmy and Melissa Zerby released a video message Thursday to express their gratitude and desire for people to care for one another.

Dozens gathered in Windsor on Wednesday night to honor the memory of the boy killed during a Labor Day parade.

The gathering included a candlelight vigil and emotional support form the town’s religious leaders.

That vigil was held less than a mile from a growing memorial where Brycen Zerby was killed.

Those at vigil wrote messages of support to the boy's family and heard from area pastors talking about the power of faith.

Brycen was killed after witnesses said he tried to get off of his church’s float during the Windsor Harvest Festival parade.

The boy from Greeley was struck and later died at a hospital. Not long after the accident, those in Windsor -- who didn’t even know the boy or his family -- organized the vigil.

"The response has been huge," an organizer said.

The investigation into the accident on Monday continues.