Our Fallen Brother Officer Michael Katherman #3900
Police Officer Michael Katherman was killed on June 14, 2016 as a result to an on-duty traffic collision. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Officer Katherman leaves behind his wife and two school-aged children.
On March 24th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson. Tough times for the Police Department were made even tougher when Officer Johnson was killed by a suicidal man who was mentally ill.
When you pull open your car door or the front door to your home, you have a reasonable expectation of what awaits you. Every day is similar. For cops, we arrive at every door never knowing what will happen next.
Today, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officers Gordon Silva and Gene Simpson. On January 20, 1989, Simpson and Silva were killed in a firefight with a mentally ill pedestrian who wrestled Simpson's gun away. Below is an account of this terrible tragedy that was published in the Mercury News following their deaths.