Waukesha Christmas parade attack: Jackson Sparks, 8, remembered as ‘sweet, talented boy’

Posted 8 days ago


An 8-year-old child who has become the sixth person to have died in the Waukesha Christmas parade attack is being remembered by the baseball team he was marching with as a "sweet, talented boy who was a joy to coach."

Jackson Sparks, who underwent brain surgery on Sunday night, died from his injuries on Tuesday, according to a GoFundMe page set up for his family. Jackson and his 12-year-old brother, Tucker, who was marching alongside him, were one of three sets of siblings to have been injured in the attack.

"This afternoon, our dear Jackson has sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away," read a post on the page, adding that "Tucker, by the grace of God is miraculously recovering from his injuries and will be discharged home."

The page earlier described the siblings’ parents, Aaron and Sheri, as "people of faith" and that Tucker "sustained road rash and a fractured skull."

"Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and tremendous outpouring of support for their family," it said. "They do however ask for privacy at this time to allow Tucker to continue to heal physically and their family to heal and mourn the tremendous lo... (Read more)