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Police Officer Berisford Wayne Anderson | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer

Berisford Wayne Anderson

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Saturday, February 5, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 2808

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Berisford Anderson was shot and killed while off-duty by a person he stopped for driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

Officer Anderson had just gotten off duty and had changed into civilian clothes and taken his ballistic vest off. He confronted a young man, who, unknown to Anderson, was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Framingham, Massachusetts. The male had been speeding down a one-way street , going the wrong way.

When Officer Anderson identified himself as a police officer, the male pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Anderson point-blank in the chest.

A Boston Police officer returning to Boston from a funeral for Chief of Police Robert J. Mortell, apprehended the killer a short time later.

The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Anderson had served with the agency for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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