BPD Remembers: On Sunday, August 27, 1989, Officer Louis Metaxas died after falling from a rooftop while searching for a burglary suspect in the area of 55 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston.
Officer Metaxas was a Vietnam Army veteran, and 41-years-old at the time of his death. He had served with the Boston Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his Mother and Sister.
Officer Metaxas was laid to rest at the Arms Cemetery in Shelburne Falls, MA. His name is located at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. on Panel 61, West Line 3. His name is also forever engraved on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Boston.
In Boston, a Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Old Colony Avenue on District C-6 (South Boston). The sign is to forever honor the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his city. If you ever find yourself in the area and you happen to see his Hero Sign, kindly take a moment to honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of a brave man who died protecting and serving his city.