For Immediate Release
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Marion Fire Department Announces Tentative Procession Plans for Fallen Firefighter Thomas Nye
MARION — Fire Chief Brian Jackvony would like to announce that tentative plans have been set for a procession for fallen Firefighter Thomas Nye, who died in the line of duty Wednesday morning.
Firefighter Nye’s body was transported by a procession of fire engines Thursday morning from Tobey Hospital in Wareham to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Mashpee, to undergo an autopsy.
Following the autopsy, which is expected to be completed around 2 p.m. today, Firefighter Nye’s body will be taken in a procession from the medical examiner’s office to Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett.
The procession is tentatively expected to arrive at the funeral home between 2:30-3 p.m.
Any media planning to go to the funeral home today to cover the arrival of Firefighter Nye and the procession are asked to please respect the family’s wishes for privacy at this time.
Firefighter Nye, age 72, served as a call firefighter with the Marion Fire Department for 45 years. He responded to and helped extinguish a chimney fire on Point Road shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday and then returned home. He suffered what is believed to be a cardiac incident and collapsed early Wednesday morning. Firefighter Nye was transported to Tobey Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.