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

Rest with God officer Katherman. Your years of dedicated service and tragic loss of your life will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

June 17, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

NYPD 108 pct

June 17, 2016

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the San Jose Police Department. Our country is much less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


June 17, 2016

Rest easy motorman.

Wisconsin Ranger

June 17, 2016

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

June 17, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Michael Katherman and the extended law enforcement family of the San Jose, California Police Department.

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 14th, 2016

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 17, 2016

A Prayer for Police Officer Michael J. Katherman:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Michael J. Katherman, of the San Jose, California Police Department was taken from us suddenly and violently in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Police Officer Michael J. Katherman, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Heavenly Father, we ask that you grant us a deeper appreciation for the efforts of all law enforcement officers and officials in our communities, states, and nationwide. For their dedication to our security, order and peace, we give You thanks. May they be encouraged in their work which benefits us ALL. Help us to grow that spirit of community that will make their job both easy and fulfilling. And now may our fellowship together and Your blessing upon them bring a renewed sense of partnership and joy for all of us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOCM, MNACM
Merrimack Police Department
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 16, 2016

Thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

June 16, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

June 16, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Katherman. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.


June 16, 2016

RIP Officer Michael Katherman. Condolences to officer Katherman's family and friends in your time of grief. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as you get on with your lives without your husband, father, friend or co-worker.

Civilian Dee Beltz

June 16, 2016

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends". -John 15:13 -RIP Officer Katherman

Police Explorer Matthew Badie
San Leandro Police Department Explorer post #540

June 16, 2016

To the family of Police Officer Michael Katherman, friends, Chief of Police Eddie Garcia and the San Jose Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department, NC

June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace my Brother in " Servir et protéger".
Players out for all of your family, friends and co-workers.

2° Sgt Esio Bianchini
Polícia Militar do Paraná - Brasil

June 16, 2016

RIP Sir, your watch has ended, and we praise and thank you. It's with heavy hearts that your fellow Officers will take it from here. Officer Katherman, the Lord has taken you home, may he grant you rest. And may the Lord give grace and comfort to your family and friends.

Deputy J. Porter. ( Retired )
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Phoenix AZ

June 16, 2016

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and department. I am so very sorry for the loss of your hero.
May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Thank you for your dedication, bravery and selfless service to your community. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!!

Gone But NEVER Forgotten... HERO"S Live Forever.....

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

June 16, 2016

Brother, your family is in our prayers, but you will never truly be gone from them. I know your job as protector will always keep you near them.

God Bless and may you Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 16, 2016

RIP brother. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Thank you for your service.

Police Officer Thomas Granchelli (RET)
Town of Greenbugh Police, NY

June 16, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Michael.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

June 16, 2016


Earnest Hawkins Jr.
Prince Georges County Police Maryland (RET)

June 16, 2016

The words never seem enough to express my gratitude for your sacrifice. RIP sir and thank you fir your public service. Praying for your family and friends.

Civilian Tracy Castrovinci

June 16, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

June 16, 2016

My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the family.
Thank you for your service. You did make a difference.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

June 16, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother

Retired Deputy Dunlap
Dallas City Marshal's

June 16, 2016

Oh my goodness.
My Heart aches for his Family. Tragic, just tragic.
My Family sends Tearful Condolences to Michael's Family, Friends, Community,& Country.
May The God of Healing , Peace, & Comfort be near you all.
Thank you Michael for your Unselfish Service.
The 911 "Purple Heart Candle" will be lit to Remember Michael & Other Fallen Heros .
RIP Michael, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY. LE. GRAD.

June 16, 2016

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