Police Officer Jeff B. Herman

Police Officer Jeff B. Herman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 2, 1989

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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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I'm 10 days late Jeff, but only in writing this, I held you near on the 2nd, I always hold you near, but you know that. How brilliant your essence must glow knowing the impact you left in this existence in the short life-time you existed here. Even after all of these many years you're remembered by countless people with so much endearing love, respect, fond memories and a knowing of the positive impact you had, and set out to have starting at a very young age, always concerned for everyone, keeping an eye on the youth center and more... and you were just a kid yourself at that time.

You'll never be forgotten, forever a blessed part of childhood, forever an Angel, forever Chachi.

Much love Jeff.

Kimberly Friedson
Friend and Neighbor

June 12, 2021

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