RAW VIDEO: Speakers at fallen San Jose Police Officer Michael Katherman's memorial service

Fallen SJPD Officer Michael Katherman's former police partner Mike Whittington speaks at a memorial at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on June 21, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Law enforcement, friends, and family paid their respects to a fallen San Jose police officer at a memorial service Tuesday at the SAP Center. Officer Michael Katherman was on his motorcycle when a minivan turned in front of him last week. The 34-year-old crashed into it and later died at the hospital. He was the 13th San Jose police officer to die in the line of duty. He had lifelong aspirations to work in law enforcement and was 11 years into his career.

VIDEO: Father of fallen SJPD officer receives standing ovation after moving tribute
"If you promise to never forget Michael, and the passion he exhibited for police work... will you please stand to your feet."
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The father of fallen San Jose Police Department Ofc. Michael Katherman honored him during his memorial making remarks that received a standing ovation. "If you promise to never forget Michael, and the passion he exhibited for police work and love and dedication to family, friends and community will you please stand to your feet."


VIDEO: In his own words, Michael Katherman reflects on being a police officer
Officer Michael Katherman and his academy mates spent time documenting their journey on video.
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Officer Michael Katherman and his academy mates spent time documenting their journey on video.


VIDEO: Friend since childhood of fallen San Jose officer speaks at memorial
"I knew he took the job seriously. He did it really well."
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Austin Nielsen, a friend since childhood of fallen San Jose Police Officer Michael Katherman, speaks at memorial.


VIDEO: Official End of Watch as bagpipers play 'Amazing Grace'
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Law enforcement from around the Bay Area and across the country paid their respects to a fallen San Jose police officer at a memorial service at at the SAP Center.


VIDEO: Academy mate of fallen San Jose officer speaks at memorial
Ofc. Chau Pham said Michael Katherman was a great man and a true hero.
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Ofc. Chau Pham honored fallen San Jose Ofc. Michael Katherman during his memorial Tuesday saying he was a dedicated officer, great man and a true hero.


VIDEO: Sgt. John Carr Jr with the Keith Kelley Club
"He will always be close to my heart, and I will always think about the amazing man he was."
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San Jose Police Department Sgt. John Carr Jr. honored fallen Ofc. Michael Katherman during his memorial Tuesday saying in part: "He will always be close to my heart, and I will always think about the amazing man he was."


VIDEO: Former Academy mate Myke Whittington
"He was my field training partner, he was my beat partner, but more than anything he was my friend."
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Michael Katherman's former police partner Mike Whittington speaks at memorial at SAP Center.


VIDEO: SJPD Chief Eddie Garcia
"Your dad was a hero."
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Chief Eddie Garcia speaks at fallen San Jose officer Michael Katherman's memorial.


VIDEO: SJPD chaplain honors fallen Ofc. Michael Katherman
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San Jose Police Department Chaplain Jim Becknall honored fallen Ofc. Michael Katherman during his memorial Tuesday saying in part: "You're care for others in your darkest hour is a reflection of the kindness, the goodness and the grace of the God that you love and serve."


VIDEO: Assistant Chief Dave Knopf
"It's been a long seven days since Mike was so tragically taken from us."
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Assistant Chief Dave Knopf speaks at fallen San Jose officer Michael Katherman's memorial.


VIDEO: Motorcade arrives at SAP Center in San Jose
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Motorcade procession arrives at SAP center for fallen San Jose officer Michael Katherman's memorial.


VIDEO: Thousands line streets for Officer Katherman's procession
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Officers and residents lined South Bay streets as SJPD Officer Michael Katherman was escorted to a public memorial service.

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