Patrolman Seth A. Noyes

Patrolman Seth A. Noyes

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, October 18, 1870

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Seth A. Noyes

Patrolman Seth Noyes succumbed to injuries sustained three years earlier while making an arrest.

He suffered a broken spine during the arrest and was totally disabled. He remained at the Insane Hospital from the time of his injury until passing away on October 18th, 1870.

Patrolman Noyes had served with the Boston Police Department for 10 years and was assigned to Station Two. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Patrolman Noyes, your fate would not be replicated today, and thank God. Enlightenment has come. But Brother, your journey and the end of that journey are part of what changed things. It is because of what you did as a Police Officer and what you endured as a patient, things got better for the generations that followed. You were a hero on a number of levels and sadly were unaware of it at the time.

God Bless you, Sir and with the highest respect I say, may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 18, 2018

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