Police Officer Jeff B. Herman

Police Officer Jeff B. Herman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 2, 1989

Jeff B. Herman

Police Officer Jeff Herman died of wounds sustained four days earlier when he was shot after responding to a call involving a violent dispute.

Officer Herman and his partner responded to a dispute call at 250 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn. A female at the location had previously had the suspect arrested and the male had returned in an attempt to get her to drop charges. When Officer Herman and his partner arrived, the suspect drew a handgun and shot the female in the back. He then opened fire on the officers, striking Officer Herman in the leg and shoulder.

Officer Herman was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died four days later from his wounds.

The suspect escaped, but later committed suicide after officers tracked him to an apartment and were moving in to arrest him.

Officer Herman had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and is survived by his wife and son. He was assigned to the 71st Precinct.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 23793

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 30, 1989
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Jeff, I just welcomed my 10th grandchild. He, like all the others, will be shown your face on Bedford Avenue, your honors on the 71 Memorial Wall, and your Tree outside the 71 Stationhouse. He will be told of your bravery, and the terrible hurt that smothered the 71 when we lost you. He, like the others, will also be told how you have been honored and never forgotten all these years. And he will be taught how men like you live on in the hearts and minds of your family and the men and women who served with you. God Bless!!!


October 23, 2018

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