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 him, 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.
On this day we remember Officer Anderson’s sacrifice, and all Boston Police officers who gave their lives to protect their fellow citizens.