07/25/2012

Corrections officer killed near Mass. jail

An on-duty corrections officer died in a single-vehicle crash as he conducted a property check

By PoliceOne Staff

BILLERICA, Mass. — An on-duty corrections officer died in a single-vehicle crash, the Middlesex Sheriff's office said.

Edward Dillon III, 27, crashed his vehicle while conducting a check of property around the jail shortly after 4.am. Wednesday.

Sheriff Peter Koutoujian said working in corrections is known to be dangerous, but an officer's death is still painful.

A crash reconstruction team was sent to the scene, and state police are investigating, according to the Boston Globe

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