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UPDATE: Fatal Officer Involved Traffic Collision
Filed under Press Release, on 6/15/2016 2:59:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Fatal Traffic Collision CASE NUMBER: 16-166-0623
LOCATION: N. 10th St. & Horning St., San Jose
OFFICER: Michael Katherman #3900


Officer Michael Katherman



Update 6-15-16

Officer Michael Katherman's photo is included.

San Jose: On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 4:22 PM, San Jose Police Officer Michael Katherman was involved in an on-duty traffic collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed Officer Katherman was in full uniform, riding a San Jose Police motorcycle northbound North 10th Street. The adult male driver of a silver colored minivan was travelling southbound North 10th Street when he attempted to make a left turn onto eastbound Horning Street when both vehicles collided.

A witness stopped to assist Officer Katherman and used the officer's police radio to call for help. Officers and paramedics arrived on scene. Officer Katherman was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.   

The driver of the minivan remained on-scene and is cooperating with the investigators.

Anyone with information about this collision is urged to contact Detective Kelvin Pham of San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigation Unit at 408-277-4654. 

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Paul Spagnoli #2924
DATE: 06/14/16 TIME: 9:50 PM DATE: 06/14/16 TIME: 9:50 PM


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