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By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 06/09/16 – 9:44 PM PDT |

RIALTO >> A memorial service will be held for Rialto Councilman Shawn O’Connell at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunrise Church, Rialto Police Chief Randy DeAnda said Thursday.

A retired Rialto police sergeant, O’Connell was found dead in has van Sunday morning in the parking lot of a Loma Linda restaurant.

The event is open to the public, DeAnda said.

The church, 2759 N. Ayala Drive in Rialto, holds about 3,000 people, DeAnda said. Rialto police and fire officials will be assisting with the logistics for the services, he said.

The cause of death has not been determined, DeAnda said.

O’Connell is survived by four sisters, three from the Boston area and one from San Bernardino, DeAnda said.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Arlington Mortuary in Riverside. A spokeswoman there declined to identify the survivors, citing “family privacy.”

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