Major Abiezer Ayuso

Special Sheriff

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

Special Sheriff Abiezer “Abe” Ayuso joined the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in July of 1993. With nearly three decades of service to the Department, Major Ayuso hasworked in a wide variety of stations, locations and capacities within the Suffolk County Jail, bringing his trademark dedication and high-level of professionalism to all of them, including the Sheriff’s Escort and Response Team (SERT), Transportation, Booking, Central Control, detainee housing units, the Back Gate, and several others.

Over the course of his career, Major Ayuso has ascended the ranks of his fellow officers, rising from Jail Officer and Deputy to Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Deputy Superintendent.

In June of 2021, Major Ayuso was appointed to serve as the “Special Sheriff,” a designation that requires him to assume the roles and responsibilities of the Sheriff when the Sheriff out of state or in the event that the sheriff is physically unable to carry out the duties of the position.

Working as a community service officer for the External Affairs and Communications Division, Major Ayuso has held oversight of several of the Department’s outreach programs, which include the Sheriff’s Honor Guard, the Department’s Motorcycle Unit, the Senior Identification Program, and the Ident-A-Youth Program, and he was a founding member of the Department’s Choice Program, which sends officers into schools and community centers across Suffolk County to speak with students, and meet their teachers and administrators to deliver a curriculum that is designed to encourage children to respect themselves and others while preparing for their futures.

Major Ayuso is firearm-certified, consistently qualifying at the top of his class, and has completed trainings and programs designed to enhance his institutional acumen and on-the-job abilities, including his participation in the Northeast Regional Police Institute (NERPI), among others.


Prior to his service to the Department, Major Ayuso worked as a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, and he has volunteered at several community-based agencies and organizations including the Red Cross of Massachusetts, Fair Foods, Classic Bike Club Boston, the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts, and a host of others.