BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Officer Seth A. Noyes 151 years ago. While on duty in South Boston in 1867, Officer Seth A. Noyes suffered life-threatening injuries which resulted in permanent paralysis while making an arrest. He remained hospitalized for the remainder of his life, ultimately passing away three years later on Tuesday October 18, 1870.

Officer Noyes was 41 years old at the time of his passing and had served with the Boston Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife.

Officer Noyes is buried at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House.

Officer Noyes’ name was added in 2017 after careful research revealed the facts and circumstances of his line of duty death 149 years ago.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor in the area of East 1st Street and M Street in South Boston.