Corrections officer killed near Mass. jail

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

Duty Death: Edward Dillon - [Billerica, Massachusetts]


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.

Edward Dillon III, 27, crashed his vehicle while conducting a check of property around the Middlesex jail. (Officer Down Memorial Page Image)
Edward Dillon III, 27, crashed his vehicle while conducting a check of property around the Middlesex jail. (Officer Down Memorial Page Image)

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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