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Video: San Jose Motor Officer Killed in Head-On Crash

June 15, 2016  | 

VIDEO: San Jose Motor Officer Killed in Head-On Crash

A San Jose, CA, police officer died in the line of duty in a motorcycle crash on Tuesday, the chief of police announced.

Chief Eddie Garcia said Officer Michael Katherman, 34, an 11-year veteran, husband and father of two, was riding his motorcycle in full uniform when the head-on collision with a silver minivan occurred.

The crash happened at around 4:22 p.m.. on North 10th Street near the intersection of Horning Street, reports KTVU TV.

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vtxmaster @ 6/15/2016 8:48 AM

Condolences to the officer's family.

Jane Sokolowski @ 6/16/2016 12:49 AM

So very sorry to read about this accident. May God bless and watch over his family.

kevcopAz @ 6/17/2016 7:01 AM

Very sad, bless our Brother Officers soul. I once again hate to offend all of our "motors" in the family, but just another example of a death that might, probably would have, been avoided if we eliminated ,motor officers and replaced them with officers in cars. Once again very little that a motor does that can't be done by another "traffic" officer much more safely. The few things that can't are not that necessary and or can be handled by a small group of "parade / escort or special events motors". Face it many of these deaths are due to this out of date use of a motorcycle wither for tradition or cost of the equipment. We need to compare the cost savings on these "vehicles" and put that up against the cost of early retirements due to motorcycle crashes and the deaths that could have been avoided. The cost doesn't seem to be such a savings to the budget when we do that. Sorry fellow officers, you know this is the truth.

John retired IA PD @ 6/17/2016 8:49 PM

Prayers for officer Katherman and his family.

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