Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Scott Brazis will take over as special sheriff—second in command—from Patrick Murphy, who's retiring.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian appointed new leaders to two top positions in the Middlesex Sheriff's Office, according to an announcement sent by the sheriff's office Tuesday. Scott Brazis will take over as special sheriff, which is essentially the second in command, according to the sheriff's office. In Massachusetts, special sheriffs take over the office if the sheriff is sick, absent or otherwise unable to do the job. Brazis will replace Patrick Murphy, who is retiring Friday after 33 years with the Middlesex Sheriff's Office. Brazis has worked in Middlesex Sheriff's Office for 28 years, starting as a corrections officer and, most recently, serving as superintendent of the Middlesex Jail in Cambridge, according to the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Cardinal pays first visit to the jail last month.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the office of Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian) Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed Cardinal Sean O’Malley to the Middlesex Jail in Cambridge Wednesday, September 19. The visit was believed to be the first by a Cardinal to the jail since it opened in 1983. Sheriff Koutoujian and Cardinal O’Malley were joined by Middlesex Jail Superintendent Scott Brazis, chaplains from the sheriff’s office and officials from Boston College. Cardinal O’Malley also offered Mass in the jail’s chapel for about 20 detainees and staff members. “We are committed to ending the cycle of criminal and destructive behavior that has landed these men in our custody,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Students learned first-aid skills, teamwork, fire safety and toured Police and Fire Headquarters.
Monday, August 20, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the office of the Middelsex County Sheriff.) Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian proudly recognized the Chelmsford, Lowell, Tewksbury and Wilmington graduates of the 2012 Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) on Friday, Aug. 17. The ceremony, which recognized more than 200 children ages 9-11, was held at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Training Academy in Billerica. Of those who attended the academy this week, 50 cadets were from Chelmsford, 40 were from Lowell, 53 were from Tewksbury and 64 were from Wilmington. This is the 13th year of the free academy. The eight-week academy is funded through revenues generated by the sheriff’s civil process division. Each week…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Police chiefs in cities and towns in Middlesex County, including Tewksbury, wrote in favor of the $1.5 million in state funding for the regional facility, which Gov. Deval Patrick vetoed.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is continuing to pursue the creation of a regional lockup facility for cities and towns within the county despite Gov. Deval Patrick vetoing $1.5 million in state funding for the facility's construction. Koutoujian originally requested that his office carry over the $1.5 million remaining in supplemental funding it received last year into the new fiscal year, the Sentinel and Enterprise reported. That funding was included in a $40 million supplemental budget bill that Patrick vetoed. In a press release Tuesday, the Middlesex Sheriff's office announced that it had reached an agreement with legislators in the Executive Office of Administration and Finance to use capital expenditures to fund the $1.5 million…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. Wednesday on Treble Cove Road in Billerica.
The Middlesex County deputy sheriff who was found dead after an early-morning, single-car crash in Billerica Wednesday died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, according to the Lowell Sun. The Middlesex County Sheriff’s office has identified the deputy as Edward “Teddy” Dillon III, 27, of Lowell, but has not commented on his cause of death. The Middlesex County District Attorney’s office has only said that his death was not suspicious and no charges are being filed, according to the Lowell Sun report. Dillon’s police cruiser, which sustained heavy front-end damage, was found at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica. He was on duty at the time of the incident. Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian released the following …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The single-car crash happened Wednesday at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica. The name of the driver has not been released.
Middlesex County Sheriff's employee Edward “Teddy” Dillon III, 27 of Lowell, was killed in a crash in Billerica this morning. Dillon was a member of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office since 2008. Dillon worked the midnight to 8 a.m. shift at the Middlesex House of Correction in Billerica. His job included conducting routine perimeter checks of the facility and nearby Middlesex Sheriff’s Office property. The Sheriff's office issued the following statement: “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. 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…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Six Tewksbury residents are among 53 graduates of the first Middlesex County Sheriff's Office Corrections Department Basic Training Course in four years.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian pulled no punches when he described the job of corrections officer as "difficult" and "stressful." With that in mind, he expressed great pride in the 53 men and women who graduated from the Middlesex County Department of Corrections 35th Basic Training Academy in a ceremony at Dargin Hall on the South Campus of UMass Lowell. Among the graduates were Tewksbury residents James Bancroft, Richard Griffin, Christian Irving, Timothy Mancusi, Kevin McCarthy and Ryan Walsh. Mancusi was honored as the top academic achiever in the graduating class, while McCarthy was honored as the top recruit in the fitness portion of the training. Koutoujian told the hundreds of friends and family in attendance that the…