Scott Nix, Chief of Police
415 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
For Immediate Release
Monday, July 31, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Sudbury Police Logistics for Memoral of Harry O’Connor
SUDBURY — Police Chief Scott Nix is issuing the following guidelines and logistics for members of the news media who have been and continue to cover the death and memorial of 8-year-old Harry O’Connor, who died after the boat he was traveling in overturned last week in the mouth of the Cape Cod Canal.
A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, on Concord Road, at 5 p.m. today. No cameras will be allowed inside the church or on church grounds, and media may not park on church grounds.
The O’Connor family has requested privacy as they grieve, and they have indicated that they will not be doing interviews with the press.
The Sudbury Public Schools have made grief counselors available to students, faculty, and staff. The media is advised that, by policy, no members of the press are allowed on school grounds or inside school buildings without permission from the Superintendent of Schools. Media may not park on school grounds and may not conduct interviews on school grounds.
“We share in the unimaginable grief of the O’Connor family, and the men and women of the Sudbury Police Department are offering our full support to the family this week and onward,” Chief Nix said. “We understand that journalists have a job to do, but we ask that everyone respect the privacy and grief of this family and to please follow the established rules and guidelines to allow for a safe and orderly memorial process.”