Patrolman Samuel Reynolds

Patrolman Samuel Reynolds

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, October 22, 1971

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Samuel Reynolds

Patrolman Samuel Reynolds succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day at 89 Bickford Avenue, near the Bromley-Heath Housing Project, while attempting to stop a vehicle related to a burglary.

As he and his partner were attempting to halt the vehicle his partner tripped and his service revolver fired accidentally. The round struck Patrolman Reynolds in his neck. He was taken to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital where he succumbed to the wound the following day.

Patrolman Reynolds had served with the Boston Police Department for eight months and was assigned to the Housing Unit. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 21, 1971

accidental discharge, burglary

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Daddy I’m so proud of you as tears roll down on my face with great appreciation and love. You’ve left an incredible legacy of service for all to see, but what you left most was beautiful memories with our little family.
I will never get over you being shot and killed on duty by a fellow officer. (smh)

Thank you for walking with me everyday.

I love you,
your youngest daughter,

Grindl Reynolds

January 26, 2022

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