by Lisa Tome
On June 13, Dylan Pierce, 13, died. He drowned after playing on the pier near Rodgers Tavern in Perryville.
Pierce attempted to reach one of the pylons near the end of the pier and fell into the water. One of Pierce's friends saw the teen fall into the water and jumped in attempting to rescue his friend to no avail. On June 14, Pierce's body was recovered.
Julie Brown is doing her best to make sure this doesn't happen again.