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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Dearest Uncle Jeff,

This week has been one of the best weeks of my life, and also the closest I have ever felt to you. I was sworn into the NYPD Cadet Corps. this Monday and have officially completed my first week of training as of today. Though I can't feel any ounce of my body from physical training, this is the happiest I have ever been. The most "in place" I have ever felt. And I can't help but think that it's because you are there with me. I'm not sure you would have wanted me on this path, but that little voice inside of me knows that following in your footsteps is all I have ever wanted to do. I am not sure what the future holds beyond this point, but I promise to make you, Mommy, and the rest of the family proud no matter what.

With lots and lots of love,
Taylor xo

Cadet Taylor Cannon

February 23, 2018

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