Danville building inspector dies after accidental shooting

Sunday News Correspondent
February 24. 2018 8:17PM

Edward Morrison III 

DANVILLE — Building Inspector Edward Morrison III died Friday following an accidental shooting at his residence.

Morrison, 46, was at his Emerald Drive home with two friends on Feb. 20 when he suffered a gunshot wound to the head, according to Police Chief Wade Parsons.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

Parsons said the shooting appears to be accidental, but he hasn’t provided details on how it happened.

“He was beloved by everybody who knew him. He and his family are just upstanding citizens in our town. It’s a devastating loss for not only his family but for the community and everyone who knew him,” he said.

Selectman Shawn O’Neil, the board’s chairman, said the death has left the town in mourning.

“He was a good man and will be missed by so many. The town comes together in times like this to support the family,” he said.

According to his obituary, Morrison lived in town for the past 14 years and in addition to serving as the town’s building inspector he coached local baseball teams at various levels for several years. He also coached the Junior Wildcats Football team and in 2015 was named “Coach of the Year” for the Junior Wildcats and “Volunteer of the Year” for New Hampshire Pop Warner football. He volunteered at the Danville Community Center as well.

Morrison was employed as a project engineer for Northern Contracting in Canton, Mass.

He was known as a handyman who enjoyed riding motorcycles, skiing and repairing cars.

Family members include his wife, Roxanne, and two children.

Morrison's funeral will be held on Feb. 28 at the Carrier Family Funeral Home in Windham.


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