Thursday, May 23, 2013
The campaign committee called “Koutoujian for Congress” allows the candidate to raise money for a campaign and hire campaign staff.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Thursday that he is opening a Congressional campaign committee account. The move is a serious indication that Koutoujian will run for U.S. Congress if Congressman Edward Markey wins the U.S. Senate special election next month. "I have dedicated my life to working on issues important to the people I have been honored to represent as a legislator and now as Sheriff. If given the opportunity, I intend to fight for the people of the 5th Congressional district as their representative in Washington," said Koutoujian. "Throughout my career, I have focused on guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care, enacting common sense measures to strengthen our economy, ensuring public …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was inaugurated at Bentley University in Waltham on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Before he detailed plans to improve his agency, Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn into his first elected term as Middlesex County Sheriff on Wednesday, Feb. 13. In front of a large audience of family, colleagues and friends, Koutoujian, a life-long Waltham resident and former state representative for the city, took the oath of office during a 4 p.m. ceremony at the LaCava Center at Bentley University. Koutoujian was elected to the post in November 2012 to fill the remaining four years of a six-year term. Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Koutoujian in late 2010 after former sheriff James DiPaola took his own life. Koutoujian, in a 25-minute speech, said he plans to boost correction officer wellness and hire more academy-trained officers. He said …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian recently lost a bet over the AFC Championship game.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian followed through on his promise and delivered New England Clam Chowder to the Waltham-based RECH Beyond Domestic Violence on Tuesday, Jan. 29. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Koutoujian, who lives in Waltham and used to be one of Watertown's state representative, delivered the chowder to the domestic violence assistance organization to pay off the bet he made with Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson over the outcome of the AFC Championship football game during which the New England Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens. The chowder will go to domestic violence victims. “REACH is an organization with whom I have had a long affiliation. While I may have lost the wager, there is no reason both REACH …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has wagered on the Patriots/Ravens AFC Championship game happening this Sunday.
What makes football even more exciting? How about a wager between two sheriffs? That is the case for this Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson spoke by phone Friday and agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens AFC Championship Game, according to Koutoujian's office. “It was great to speak with Sheriff Anderson today. I always enjoy having the opportunity to talk with my colleagues from other parts of the country,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “He was clearly optimistic the Ravens will win Sunday, but I’ll take Tom Brady and Bill Belichick any day - especially this Sunday.” Should the …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian issued a statement on Jan. 11 in response to inquiries on whether he would run for the Middlesex DA's seat.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is not ruling out a run to become the next Middlesex County District Attorney. Koutoujian, in a statement in response to inquires on whether he would run to fill the seat Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone plans to vacate, said "never say never." “I love my job as Sheriff of Middlesex County and am focused on the work before me. One of my guiding principles has always been to never say never to any opportunity in which I can provide benefit to the people I serve. But today, I’d just like to congratulate Gerry on what must have been a difficult decision and thank him for his service to Middlesex County," Koutoujian said in a statement. Koutoujian, a Waltham resident, was appointed to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Appointments made as 33-year veteran and Special Sheriff Patrick Murphy Retires.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The following is a release from Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian's office: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian this week announced his appointment of Scott Brazis to the position of Special Sheriff. Brazis, who is currently the Superintendent of the Middlesex Jail in Cambridge, replaces Patrick Murphy who will retire this Friday after 33 years at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. “This day is bittersweet for me and the entire Middlesex Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Patrick Murphy served with honor, fairness and integrity during his tenure at this institution. I am confident Scott Brazis will continue to lead in the same manner.” Brazis has over 28 years of experience working in various operational, investigative, and …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Watertown children got an inside look at how the Police Department works during the Sheriff's Youth Public Safety Academy.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian joined campers from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy at the Watertown Police Station to get an inside look at how the police department operates. The 31 children, all of whom hail from Watertown, toured the station and saw the prisoner cells, the gun range, an interview room and the dispatch center. They also got to try their hand using a speed gun on cars travelling on Main Street.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau and State Sen. Will Brownsberger stand behind Sheriff Peter Koutoujian's proposal to build a jail in Billerica.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
The following release was provided by State Sen. Will Brownsberger's Office: Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian together with Middlesex police chiefs and Legislative leaders announced that a proposed regional lockup to serve communities across Middlesex County has moved a major step closer to reality. After Sheriff Koutoujian, local officials and police chiefs secured House and Senate backing for the project in the final weeks of the Legislative session, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance committed to funding the $1.5 million estimated project cost using capital expenditures. “Securing funding for the regional holding facility was a team effort that included every police chief in Middlesex County,” said Sheriff …
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 that could have been accidental, 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 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 Sheriff Peter Koutoujian released …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The single-car crash happened Wednesday at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica. The driver was killed.
Correction Officer Edward “Teddy” Dillon III of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office was killed Wednesday morning in a single car crash in Billerica, according to a press release. A Lowell resident, Dillion was 27 and had served with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office since 2008. Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian released 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 Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will work to ensure that our officers and the Dillon family have …