Sergeant Edward M. Couture

Sergeant Edward M. Couture

Middleton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, July 10, 1997

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Edward M. Couture

Sergeant Edward Couture was struck by a vehicle and killed while working a traffic detail on Route 62.

He was pinned between the vehicle and a piece of heavy machinery after being struck by the 76-year-old driver. After an investigation, the driver of the car was cleared of wrongdoing.

Sergeant Couture was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Middleton Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Sergeant Couture, it has been 26 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you, your family, and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 10, 2023

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