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Police Officer Berisford Wayne Anderson

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer Berisford Wayne Anderson

Officer Anderson Will never be forgotten by the Officers both active and retired from the Boston Police Department.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

February 5, 2023

I will never forget you my brother , nor will anyone that was fortunate enough to have known you .

Detective R. B. C . Jr .
Boston Police

December 14, 2022

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

Retired PO Robert Anthony Historian
Boston Police Department

February 5, 2022

On this actual anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I'd like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and heroic sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement family.

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

February 5, 2021

Your selfless and heroic actions that day are the true definition of duty before self. 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 9, 2020

You are an absolute hero continue to rest in peace

None Nick Mottola
None

August 8, 2020

Officer Anderson,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I’m originally from Massachusetts and remember seeing this on the television news. The POS that shot you had a felony warrant out Framingham and if I remember correctly had been released by mistake. When you confronted him he shot you and when the other BPD Officer caught him going over a wall he tried shooting that officer too but his gun was empty and he told the arresting officer that if he had an extra bullet he would’ve shot him too.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 5, 2019

Wayne it took me along time to write say what is on my mind and will never be enough words.
Tears dripping on taplet now. I tell my wife a lot about Rex (What a smart Dog but go near his dish)¶ You and Val go out,mm and Bubba watching TY,fall asleep wake up and her eyes wide open.
Wayne come thru the kitchen door put his Hand on the top of her head and shake it. WHAT'S UP EDANAEE ? I miss him!!!! Wayne I love you,jimmy

Jimmy Ned
Nephew and Friend

September 5, 2017

NOT ENOUGH WORNDS OR SPACE TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOU ARE MISSED!!! Carry a picture in my wallet and tell the stories about you,Val, Cecil,Ronald and the kids. 'Rex too haha.

Jimmy Ned
Nephew and Friend

September 5, 2017

I have many vivid memories of you and my cousin Richard
hanging out laughing and having a great time. I miss those times and you. When times were so much simpler. Rest well
friend!

Detective Jocelynn Kountze
Saugus Police Department

January 14, 2017

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
Daughter-In-Law

October 13, 2016

Thinking of you tonight. Thank you for your service to our city. I am a Boston resident and I had to leave a reflection here for you. I always pray for the safety of our Police Officers here in Boston and when I attend St. Brigid of Kildare my parish that I belong to in the city I will be thinking of you this Sunday. This will always be a tremendous loss for our nation no matter how much time passes, you will never ever be forgotten. God Bless you American Hero! Boston loves you!

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

February 6, 2016

Friends

Detective DCU Harry Jean
Boston Police Department

April 4, 2015

I remember this well and can't believe that it was 20 years ago. Three police officers killed within a week in New England. The third officer was Steven Shaw from Providence, RI PD.

I do not remember the name of the officer that captured Officer Anderson's killer, but I do remember that he was shot a few years later while working a detail at night in downtown Boston by a suspect who had a laser sighted pistol. If I am not mistaken, this officer ended up retiring.

I never met any of these officers, but I do respect and appreciate their sacrifice. It is a violent world that we live in. Be safe out there brothers and sisters.

Police Officer
Mass.

March 18, 2014

I remember our many conversations at my job site and the wise advices you often gave me.i honor your memory and haven't forgotten you all these years. RIP.much love.

maxime p

April 17, 2013

Wayne, I believe that you are with the Almighty, it is sad all these years have pass and my husband is still missing you. We still speak of the stories of way back when. We recall the fun and laughter's. we had when we would go out with you and your wife. We recall when you would spin countless hour at our home.
A beautiful thing happen the other day, my husband and I was in the restaurant Italian Kitchen in Brockton, there was a female police officer ordering lunch. She kept starring at Gino and she asked him his name, when she told us her name. We were absolutely surprised, because she was one of your little ones, now a grow women and a police officer. What a blessing!!! In Spirit you are still with us.
We miss and love you from the Hayes Family.

Gino and Hollie Hayes
Best friends forever

November 16, 2012

Before you were shot, the suspect almost hit my Mom and sister driving so fast the wrong way. My Mom was very reserved and said nothing. I can imagine what would have happened had she spoken to him. When my brother heard of what happened to you, he ran down the street to see you injured and was so heart broken. We talked about it the other day as we do from time to time. I did not know you personally but I want to thank you for protecting us. My heart and prayers still go out to your family.

Anonymous
Neighbor

April 20, 2012

I started a facebook page for English High graduates of the 70's recently. Reflecting on high school one of my best friends was Wayne Anderson. I have lots of found & fun memories of Wayne and how he always had my back,, I will always smile when I think of him... Thanks for the constant memories.. Brad Howard.. English High Class of 1974

Classmate
English High School

December 14, 2011

Daddy, the day is coming up soon and I am starting to feel the pain. There is not a day that goes by that you are not on my mind. When I walk out the door, I always see your face looking back at me. I know that you are watching over me and I hope that you are proud. Everything that I have done has been in your honor. I wish you could be here with us and be a family again because I need you. I know that one day I will be with you. I love you so much.

Oh and just so you know, mommy says that I look like you almost everyday.

Ariana
Daughter

January 11, 2011

Rest easy brother, keep a close eye on us from above as we continue to fight the good fight

Policeman
Phoenix PD Brother in Blue

November 9, 2010

You are to be honored, sir, for your bravery and valor even off the job. Thank you for serving. R.I.P.

Dawn D., concerned civilian
Boston civilian

September 15, 2010

Ptl. Anderson, it's been a while now, but you're still very much in the mind, heart and soul of a lot of people. I've read several of the reflections left by your family and co-workers and it's so obvious how much you are missed.

Doing what is right, even when not getting paid for it, is still doing what is right. It's sad and infuriating that it cost you your life and your family the most important person in their lives. Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of the people of Boston and the Commonwealth as a whole.

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

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

June 11, 2010

Pop, whats going on? I'm sitting here in class and reading theses reflections. First, I want to thank those who have visited and left their prayers and thoughts. Pop, it is HARD trying to grow up and live a life that you would have wanted me to live if you were here, it is the guidance that is not here. Although it has been 15 years, I think I turned out to be pretty good. Graduated high school and now in college. Say word. Word! Yea man. Ummm...Dude I miss you. I remember like it was yesterday sitting on your lap watching the Bulls game or siting on the back porch with you and looking at the garden snakes we caught. Can you believe I still remember the very day you fell, damn! You know something that bothers me? It bothers me to see theses kids and teenagers with both parents and they disrespect them. I don't get how they can sit there and say the things they say to them. I catch myself and mommy does too. I'll say something out of line and she'll come in and say "Boy, if your father was here". I don't even want to know. (Chuckling. Well, I'm in class now and have to do some work. Love you and I will keep you updated!

Chris Anderson
Son of Berisford Wayne Anderson

October 13, 2009

hey unk just have to say i miss you so much my kids dont know you but there gettin older i was they could see what a wonderful uncle you where. i know physically your not here but spritually you are so i hope you and my grandmother are watching over us however i cherished all the memories that we had like playing nintendo to looking at wanted criminals.
Luv ya
PS i hope you and my grandmother are sitting down and having a beer just kicking it.

Sean Blackwell
nephew

May 24, 2009

Wayne, you have not been forgotten by the members of the Boston Police. Rest in Peace.

Michael Kane
Boston Police

May 19, 2009

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