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Police Officer Michael Jason Katherman | San Jose Police Department, California San Jose Police Department, California

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Michael Jason Katherman

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 3900

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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Police Officer Michael Katherman was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of North 10th Street and Horning Street at approximately 4:20 pm.

He was on patrol in the area when another vehicle attempted to turn left in front of him, causing the collision. Witnesses to the crash performed CPR on Officer Katherman and used his radio to call for assistance. He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Katherman had served with the San Jose Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Death is the inexorable creditor, who's indulgence nothing in the world can purchase. Every moment that sees a a newborn child laugh at this light also sees a man die, and hears the cry of a breaking heart, and the lamentations of those who sit lonely and in the desolation of affliction, no longer seeing faces of dearly loved ones. Round the little island of our being, on which we follow our various pursuits of toil or craft, of usefulness or mischief, throbs the illimitable ocean of eternity, upon which, round the isle, a broad circle of impenetrable darkness brooding lies. But beyond that zone the outer ocean sparkles, and its white-crested waves dance in the light, and somewhere in the distance the islands of the blessed are dreaming, girdled by the peaceful waters.

I'm sorry for your loss, I didn't know the man, but we can assume he had a greater purpose...and in that we can find solace. RIP


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