BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Patrolman Samuel Reynolds who was killed in the line of duty on this day 52 years ago. On Friday, October 22, 1971, Patrolman Samuel Reynolds succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the day before in the area of 89 Bickford Avenue while attempting to stop a vehicle related to a burglary.
Patrolman Reynolds was 33-years-old at the time of his death and he was survived by his wife and two children
Patrolman Reynolds is buried at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., Panel 47, West, Line 32. 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 in the area of Bromley-Heath. 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.