Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Stanwood Noyes

New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire

End of Watch Monday, October 3, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant James Stanwood Noyes

Trooper, we honor your sacrifice on this anniversary of your line of duty death.

To the family: We will never forget.

Sergeant T.E. Curtin
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Police

October 3, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 27, 2017

Your courage and dedication are remembered today and always, and may you rest in peace my brother. May God always bless your family.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

October 9, 2016

Sorry this is the first I have run across this. Troop E was a family. We were always there for each other. Sgt Noyes was a part of my childhood I will never forget. I was honored for having known him. I last saw him just before I left for the Navy at the old summer get together with George at the camp. Cherished memories I will never forget.

Brian Schwatka
Son of Troop E Trooper

September 24, 2016

Sorry this is the first time I have visited your page but I have mentioned your name many times when speaking of your cousin (my late husband) Les Peters who was also killed while he was on duty on June 27, 1986. and now our grandson Shannon Sargent is following in his grandfathers footsteps and is a Police Officer in Londonderry N.H. I thank you for your service and will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless You and your family


March 16, 2016

In our current troubled times for the brave men and women who wear the badge of honor I wanted you and your family to know that many of us greatly appreciate your sacrifice. 21 years may have passed but you are not forgotten Sarge. You set a great example for a young trooper to follow.

TFC Charles Hanson
Retired, NH State Police

May 23, 2015

I knew Trooper Noyes when I dispatched for Carroll County. I remember his friendly radio voice helping me understand situations from where I was absent and where he had "eyes-on". A gentle man missed by all who knew him on any level. I know he watches over his family.

Agent John Morrill (Wolfeboro)
Kansas ABC

December 22, 2014

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 3, 2014

I was in the NH Police Academy (104th session) back in 1994. As I recall, all members of this class went to the funeral services as a show of respect for a man that none of us had ever even met...but as you can imagine, it must have made an impression on me, since I am now reflecting of the man after so many years have passed. His passing in such a manner never left my memory. I worked many years as a small town police officer, as a federal officer and retiring as an officer. I never, ever forgot about Jim Noyes. Never.

SGT (Ret)

September 17, 2014

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 Puopolo

February 20, 2014

So proud to know such a strong family.....

Nicole Mason Fordham
Chocorua, NH KHS 1995

January 28, 2014

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

Jim and I were classmates in the 33rd session of the N.H State Police Academy back in 1977 and I remember him well. What a fine man he was. May the Good Lord abundantly bless Jim and his entire family.

Deputy Police Chief Barry Cronin
MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA

October 4, 2012

God bless you Jim. None of us have ever forgotten. rest in Peace Brother.

(Ret) Lt. Jim Kelly
New Hampshire State Police

October 3, 2012

Never forgotten...not you, or that terrible time....all is well here Jim... I could not get up to see you today but I will be up Friday....

TFC. Keith Rayeski-Retired
NH State Police

October 3, 2012

Rest in Peace Trooper

Tpr. Joseph J. Hilton
Mass State Police - Charlton

October 3, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 3, 2012


Sgt JC Murphy

May 5, 2012

We've been missing you for 17 years. Love you, dad.

Brianna D. Noyes
Child Survivor

October 26, 2011

More than 50 family, friends and members of the NH State Police gathered at Jim's grave yesterday to remember Jim...on the 17th anniversary of his death.
Such a warm and caring group of friends...
Jim, you were such a remarkable man, one that I treasured deeply, and told you so, often. You never missed a chance to tell me how much I meant to you, and I thank you for that.
How fortunate we both were to have each other and the life we had...and our family.
Jim would be so happy to see how our family has grown. We now have 7 grandsons.
I am blessed with my memories, and I am blessed with my children and grandchildren.
Peace to all who have felt such a loss.
Stay safe, all who are protecting us...and we thank you!

Debra Noyes

October 4, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifteenth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I am sure you are proud that your son carries on your legacy of protecting and serving. I hold Debbie and your children and other loved ones in thought and prayer today.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 3, 2009

The years go by as time marches on but the mark that Jim left on so many, stands still. We all remember him in our own way for our own reasons but the fact remains, we all remember him. We all miss him, again, for our own reasons. When I was promoted to corporal, Jim taught many aspects of the required supervisor program then used by the state police. He taught them because our administration recognized Jim's abilities. I was in awe of who Jim was and held him in as high regard as I did my own father. I visit his grave at least once a year, not because Jim is there, I know he is in heaven, but for me, so I never forget the qualities he inspired me and so many others to have as human beings and as troopers. I had the honor of still being on the job when his son Nate came aboard, and Jim would be proud to see the son he and Debbie raised. He is much like his dad. His brother Steve was one of my supervisors at troop A and though different in his own rights, it was obvious the were brothers. Steve is as much a fine man as Jim was. I count my life blessed having known them both. We miss you Jim, and we will never forget you.
Rest in peace
Keith Rayeski
New Hampshire State Police-retired

TFC Keith Rayeski- Retired
NH State Police, Troop-A

January 11, 2009

We will never forget,you are a true hero,and Hero's live forever.

OFC. Carlos Cuellar
Miami Beach Police Department

November 15, 2008

God Bless the Noyes family, friends and the NHSP. Debbie I'm so sorry for your loss, it sounds you did well with dealing with it all and raising your family... You did good!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla

June 7, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

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