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Correctional Officer Edwin J. Masterton
Correctional Service of Canada

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 1964

Biographical Info
Age: 49
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: Wednesday, September 23, 1964
Incident Location: New Brunswick
Weapon Used: Edged weapon
Suspect Info: Committed suicide

Officer Masterton was stabbed to death in prison's exercise yard at the Maritime Institution, Dorchester Penitentiary, New Brunswick. The suspect stabbed Officer Masterton in revenge for being sentenced for armed robbery and car theft.

The suspect was sentenced to death for Officer Masterton's murder, but the sentence was later commuted to life. The suspect then committed suicide while in prison in 1967.

Officer Masterton had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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