Patrolman Steven Michael Jerman

Patrolman Steven Michael Jerman

Kane Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 1999

Steven Michael Jerman

Patrolman Jerman was shot and killed after making a traffic stop of a car that was speeding and tailgating in the small mountain community of 4,600. As Patrolman Jerman was talking to the drunk, 18-year-old driver of the car he was shot once in the chest. As he fell to the ground he was able to return fire, seriously wounding the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of third degree murder and sentenced to 22 to 47 years in prison.

Patrolman Jerman was the DARE instructor for his community and had been with the Kane Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 513

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to 22 to 47 years

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Remember Steve for going the extra mile for his love of his community. Students loved him and respected him as school DARE officer.
When replica Vietnam wall came to town, they needed 24-hour security. Steve used vacation time to volunteer to stay 24/7 in his camper at wall site.
Steve was the volunteer cook for breakfast during the annual police Memorial Day program in Kane.
He loved kane and Kane loves him still.

Ted lutz
Kane republican daily newspaper

January 20, 2018

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