Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Berisford W. Anderson Age: 37 years old Tour: 14 years Boston Police End of Watch: Saturday, February 5, 1994
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.

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

Remembering …

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