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“He would have been in the Class of 2020,” Alex Bresette told the Kansas City Star.

Ryan Bresette said in a message on Facebook that words cannot describe the pain the family feels.

In a note to his son, he wrote, “I miss and love Luke so very much. I love you Luke!”

Ryan is especially grateful for the amazing support of the people in Birmingham. They even started a fund for the family at a bank there,” Father Farnan said. “There are long, loving arms that stretch between Birmingham and Kansas City.”