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Patrolman Louis Harry Metaxas

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, August 27, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Louis Harry Metaxas

Officer Metaxas, it has been 34 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 3, 2023

Never Forgotten by the Officers both active and Retired of the Boston Police Department.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

August 27, 2023

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

July 17, 2023

Never Forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

Retired PO Robert E Anthony
Boston Police Department

August 27, 2022

The only Red Sox I ever went to was the one Lou took me too. He kept me out of trouble in my wilder days. Great friend! RIP Lou

Cheryl Shea

January 19, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Metaxas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 27, 2021

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

P.O. Robert Anthony
Historian Boston Police Dept

August 27, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

Patrolman Metaxis,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2019

RIP, Louie. As I recall, you worked in the Team Police Unit and was working in one of the housing projects in Southie. I was a patrolman in the new Dist. 6 sta. that opened up on W Broadway that year. You wouldn’t recognize Dist. 6 (South Boston) today, bro. Different place from the Southie we worked in 30 years ago. RIP.

Sgt. Det. Jeff Chaney-retired
Boston PD

May 12, 2019

Never forgotten Lou. We still missyou.

Thomas Kenney, Captain
Hyannis Fire Department

August 27, 2018

It has been 29 years today since my good friend and former partner, Lou Metaxas, passed away from injuries he sustained in the line of duty. I still think about the good times we had, and will continue to miss my buddy Lou for the rest of my life. R.I.P. Lou.

P.O. John Noyes (Retired)
Boston Police Department

August 27, 2018

Patrolman Mataxas, it has now been 29 years since your tragic passing. Know full well, you are not forgotten and that your sacrifice and the life you lead beforehand, is still honored here.

God Bless you Brother and may your continued eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 27, 2018

I pass by the corner where the plaque commemorating Officer Metaxas has been placed. I take a moment whenever the red light forces me to wait to remember those who served and died in the line of duty.

My job doesn't require me to face that prospect on a daily basis. Thank you to those of you who have the courage to do so.

Teacher, South Boston High School

May 1, 2015

I. Did a detail with Louie the week he died and we laughed for our 10 hour detail.He was a great guy and police officer.

bill griffiths
retired bpd

October 28, 2014

Hard to believe it has been 24 years. Lou you will never be forgotten.

Tom Kenney, Lieutenant
Hyannis Fire Department

August 26, 2013

Hard to believe it has been 24 years. You are never forgotten Lou.

Tom Kenney, Lieutenant
Hyannis Fire Department

August 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 17, 2013

I am honored to say I received the Louis Metaxas award a few years ago, I worked with Lou , a great guy and a great cop.

Sergeant Martin B. Kraft
Boston Police department

May 16, 2012

As my brother's best friend, Lou was like family, another big brother to me. After all these years I can still hear his voice and his easy laugh as we sat around my family's kitchen table.

It is still a shock.

Nancy Noyes

March 10, 2012

Lou was a post-college roommate, and later, one of my police partners. We were like brothers. It has been 22 years and I have never forgotten my buddy Lou.

Beatriz, you can contact me. Look at

John Noyes
Boston PD Retired

August 5, 2011

I am in a shock to know Louis is dead. He was a very good friend from long time ago. Last time I saw him was on Christmas and New Year of 1977.

I met him at Boston University when I was studying during summer course.

I would like to know if he left a family (wife and children),

He was an amazing friend.

I am very sorry

Beatriz Noriega

July 23, 2011

"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

February 18, 2008

Patrolman Metaxas, today marks the 18th anniversary of your tragic death due to a fall from the roof of a housing project. It goes to show that, one can never truly know how or when they will be taken from this Earth. You did an outstanding job and paid with your life. It was the outstanding job and the willingness to take those risks that made you a hero, NOT the sacrifice you made.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 27, 2007

Officer Metaxas,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the city of Boston. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 27, 2007

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