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San Jose Police Dept. Patch
Resided: (San Benito County County)
CA, USA
Born: Oct. 18, 1981  
Fallen: Jun. 14, 2016
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 34 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: San Jose Police Dept. - CA
201 W Mission St  
San Jose, CA   95110   USA
(408)277-8900
County: Santa Clara
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Motorman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 3900
On The Job: 11 years
Bio: Michael grew up in San Jose and attended Valley Christian High School. He played basketball for Simpson University in Redding where he studied business administration.

He was sworn in on July 2005 and earned the department's Outstanding Police Duty Award in 2009. He held leadership positions in two organizations that assist families of San Jose police officers, the Chaplaincy Program and Keith Kelly Club. He helped coach his two sonsí youth league baseball teams, volunteered for his church, went on fishing trips, played guitar and drums, and practiced martial arts.

Survived by:
Wife
and two children.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   San Jose,   Santa Clara County, CA   USA   Tue. Jun. 14, 2016
Summary: Police Officer Michael Katherman was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of North 10th Street and Horning Street at approximately 4:20 pm.

He was on patrol in the area when another vehicle attempted to turn left in front of him, causing the collision. Witnesses to the crash performed CPR on Officer Katherman and used his radio to call for assistance. He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

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