Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Jason Katherman

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Jason Katherman

Keeping the promise- remembering what your father asked. Not forgetting. I know your family misses you. God bless

james timothy goss
Thankful for our countries police

June 14, 2023

Still keeping my promise made to your family. To remember you and your life. Your family is missing you today more than ever. God bless them all and God bless you!!

A law abiding/police supporting American

June 14, 2022

Mike, you feel our thoughts, memories, the hole in our hearts, with the memory of your giving love, loyalty, and laughs. The 3 essential ingredients of lifelong friends, family, and comrades. We feel your presence on the streets, the lake, the forest, the office, while driving, while exercising, playing hoops, and cycling….. or with every scoop of ice cream. Thank you for keeping a watch on as and standing guard. We feel your love and we know you feel ours too.

Grateful & Present

June 10, 2022

Remembering you and your dedication this day. Remembering the promise. What a person gives up and can be asked to sacrifice by wearing the uniform can be great indeed. What is left behind is the rock hard truth about what it is to care for others at the expense of ones own life. God bless. Until next year.

an American who cares

June 14, 2021

Remembering you, you are not forgotten. May your children always know how great you were.

Sister of a ‘Brother in Blue’.

April 22, 2021

Remembering the promise made for you!!! Thank you for your service. God bless your family.

James Timothy Goss
Thankful law abiding citizen

June 14, 2020

Remembering the promise!! Thank you for your service.

James T Goss
thankful law abiding citizen

June 14, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

Two years and some hours have passed since you ended watch. I have not forgotten the promise! God bless! To you and your whole family.

James Goss
A thankful citizen

June 14, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 14, 2018

For most of us in this life, our world can seem very small and routine. Then one day I come across this story of a man who is a police officer in San Jose who dies in a motorcycle crash. I read about the man and the love he had from so many in his life in his small area of this world and I am humbled. The unbelievable impact he made in his 34 years to so many people. His family and coworkers. His church. To a suicidal person on Christmas in 2011. I witness through year old news segments, online videos, and personal testimony an example of the best people can be. I hurt selfishly inside because I will never meet this officer. But, his legacy lives on in his boys, his family and friends. Officer Katherman, you are remembered this year by me and in the years to come as your father requested. But, know this comes from someone who will not meet you till my time is finished as well and I see you in heaven. God bless you all.

James Goss
not affiliated

June 21, 2017

We made a promise last year that we will remember you and your passion forever. You are not forgotten. Keep Heaven safe Sir.

Explorer T. B.

June 15, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir.. YOU are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

June 14, 2017

R.I.P. fellow solo motor officer Katherman

Sgt A.Huffman (ret)
Ridgecrest (Ca) P.D.

May 23, 2017

god speed mike glad i was able to know such a great man and ride motorcycles with you at hollister rest easy my friend

tyler j

March 2, 2017

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


SAH, not affiliated
Oregon AF&AM 152

July 13, 2016



July 10, 2016

RIP Brother.

Officer David Zollinger
Goshen PD (Indiana)

July 7, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Frank J Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

July 2, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer Katherman. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

June 27, 2016

My prayers are for Officer Katherman's wife and two boys. It was an honor to serve your family at the funeral as ride captain of Patriot Guard Riders. Your service was exemplary and honorable and your excellence as a husband and father set a high bar for us all. You will be missed by all.

Former Reserve Officer Mark Zappa
Hollister Police Department

June 26, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 26, 2016

We remember you and we are forever grateful. Enjoy your peace!

Deputy Sheriff Sergio Uribe
Orange County Sheriff's Office

June 24, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

June 23, 2016

God Bless you our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to your family, friends, and co-workers. Rest in Peace.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

June 23, 2016

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