Chase Kowalski (Contributed Photo / CT)
Chase Kowalski was always outside, playing in the backyard, riding his bicycle. Just last week, the 7-year-old was visiting neighbor Kevin Grimes, telling him about completing — and winning — his first mini-triathlon.
"You couldn't think of a better child," Grimes said.
Grimes' own five children all attended Sandy Hook, too. Cars lined up outside the Kowalski's ranch home Saturday, and a state trooper's car idled in the driveway. Grimes spoke of the boy only in the present tense.
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