BPD Remembers: On Saturday February 5, 1994, Officer Berisford Wayne Anderson was shot and killed after stopping a rushing, wrong-way driver within the space of Spencer Avenue in Dorchester. Officer Anderson had completed his tour of obligation and brought off his uniform and ballistic vest when he stopped the automobile whereas wearing his civilian garments. After figuring out himself as a Boston Police Officer, the driving force of the automobile pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Anderson. The suspect, who had excellent warrants, was arrested a short while later.
Officer Anderson had served with the Boston Police Division for 14 years and is buried on the Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain. He left behind a spouse and 5 youngsters. Officer Anderson’s title is positioned on the Nationwide Legislation Enforcement Memorial, panel 15, east line 19, in addition to on the Hero Wall at Boston Police headquarters and on the Police Memorial on the State Home in Downtown Boston.
A Hero Signal has been positioned in his honor on the nook of Spencer Avenue and Talbot Avenue in Dorchester.