In light of the tragic death of young Zsailynn Conley, Scioto County Commissioners made time to address the public.
Zsailynn, age 4, was a tragic victim of gun violence that erupted in Mound Park on June 12th.
As Commissioner Scottie Powell put it, “You can’t legislate morality”. In his remarks, he commended the local support and said that “we do a good job rallying around people in their time of crisis.”
Commissioner Cathy Coleman was visibly upset, like so many others. She spoke of her prayers and that of the faith community. “It’s just hard to comprehend. I know I’ll be praying for the family and our churches will be praying.”
Continuing, Mrs. Coleman said, “You just almost can’t wrap your head around this type of tragedy. It was just this little child was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is just senseless.”
Commissioner Bryan Davis reminded us not to forget the profound impact the first responders experienced. “There’s things that won’t leave their minds, ever.”
They all encouraged everyone to be mindful of all the positive things happening in the county as a whole. Davis noted, “We should honor him by sharing his memory, but also reminding each other that there’s good in the world.”
Davis concluded his remarks by saying that the case will be challenging. However, every aspect of law enforcement is dedicated to delivering justice. “This is a hard one”, Davis admitted. “I guarantee you that the process is happening.”
The Celebration of Zsailynn’s Life will start Thursday evening at 5 pm. Bishop Harold Bell and Pastor Daryl Nickles will officiate the service at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth on Friday at 11 am.