Officer Michael Katherman. Badge number 3900. He's the thirteenth officer in the department's history to die in the line of duty, and the second motorcycle cop in department history to die on duty.
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"He's a family man, loving father who cared for his wife and two boys," said San Jose Police Officers Association President Paul Kelly.
Friends and colleagues came to the police administration building to mourn their fallen comrade. So did the families of officers. Their children drew pictures expressing their sorrow.
Corrine Bui's husband is a cop. Her thoughts are also with Katherman's wife.
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"As a wife you often think about it. It's a possibility and you think about how you would deal with that," she said.
The 11-year veteran was on patrol Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a minivan at 10th and Horning Street in North San Jose.
He died later at Regional Medical Center.
Katherman went to Valley Christian High School in San Jose.
Tributes continue in honor of fallen SJPD veteran Michael Katherman. Base 3900. End of watch June 14, 2016. pic.twitter.com/FtqFXEf5D4— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) June 15, 2016
He loved being a motorcycle cop. He also loved riding dirt bikes with his wife and two young sons.
Earlier this year in a sad irony, Katherman rode in the Police Unity Tour to honor fallen officers and raise money for their families.
San Leandro Police Sgt. Troy Young is an executive with the Unity Tour.
"He obviously took a lot of pride in what he did," said Young.
Also there to pay respects, the widow of Brad Moody, the Richmond officer who died in 2008 responding to a call when his car crashed.
"I remember when my husband was killed," she said. "It was a tough time but it's good to have everybody surrounded, for us to be family together."
Michael Katherman. Age 34. End of Watch June 14, 2016.
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Police chiefs & Command Staff from various South Bay agencies are at the San Jose PD to offer comfort & support. pic.twitter.com/6IBlOKDINM— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) June 15, 2016