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Sergeant James Stanwood Noyes | New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire

Sergeant

James Stanwood Noyes

New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire

End of Watch: Monday, October 3, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 502

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/3/1994

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Sergeant James Noyes, head of the SWAT team, was at home with his family when he heard about a standoff in Gilford, New Hampshire, involving a despondent man who had lost his wife earlier in the year. The suspect was barricaded in his home. Sergeant Noyes responded with the team in the hopes that, as an expert hostage negotiator, he could talk him into putting down his weapon.

While Sergeant Noyes was outside the building speaking to him, the man fired several shots. One shot struck him in the wrist and the second struck him under the left arm, bypassing his vest. The suspect then committed suicide.

Sergeant Noyes had served with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons. His oldest son followed in his footsteps and joined the New Hampshire State Police in December 2001.

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Jim It was truly MY pleasure and an Honor to have known you for so many years. I remember the many ride alongs I had with you as a young officer. I remember you helping my Dad (Retired Boston Police) Snowing plowing our Driveway at out cottage in Madison.
I ran into your Son, Also a NH Trooper and the resemblance is unbelievable I am positive he will carry on your GOOD name through his years as a NH Trooper.
God Speed. You are missed
Alex

Alex Puopolo
February 20, 2014

 

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