Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

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

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Chief of Police Robert J. Mortell
Paxton Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Tuesday, February 1, 1994
Cause: Gunfire

View all 41 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Hello Mr. Anderson,

My name is Natalie and I truly wish I had the honor of meeting such an Amazing human being as yourself. You have probably heard a lot about me from your son cussing me out and asking for your guidance but I promise you I am not that bad! As you know I am the mother of your youngest granddaughter Alex. She is such a PEACH! I wish you would have had the opportunity of meeting her in Life but I know you said Hello to her on her way into this world. Chris is the love of my life. I am so grateful to have him by our side and you would be proud of the Man and Father your son has become. His bond with Alex is like no other. I sit and admire their laughs and giggles and cries and wish you would be able to let your son know how proud you are of him. I don't want to speak for you but I just know you would have been. Mr. Anderson it has been a great pleasure and please keep watching over us. We Love You dearly!!

Natalie Sanchez
October 13, 2016


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2016 Deaths