BPD Remembers: On Saturday October 23, 1971, officer 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.

He was survived by his wife and two children and was laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA.

His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial as well as the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial in Downtown Boston and to the Wall of Honor at Boston Police Headquarters.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor near the Bromley-Heath Projects.