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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Sgt. Couture,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 10, 2022

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