The Middlesex County Sheriff's office has identified the correction officer who died in a single-car accident Wednesday morning.
Edward “Teddy” Dillon III, 27, of Lowell died in the accident, which occurred about 4 a.m. Wednesday in Billerica, according to a press release from Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. Dillion was conducting a perimeter check of the county jail in Billerica during the 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift when the accident occurred.
The state police's reconstruction unit is investigating the accident.
“My thoughts and prayers, as well as those of the entire Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, go out to Officer Dillon’s family, friends and colleagues," Koutoujian said in a written statement. We know the work of correction officers is difficult and dangerous, but that does nothing to ease the pain and shock when we lose one of our own. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will work to ensure that our officers and the Dillon family have the support they need as we grieve Teddy’s passing.”
Koutoujian was scheduled to visit Medford's police and fire headquarters, this afternoon but the visit was cancelled this morning.