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San Jose officer’s traffic death has Valley connection

A former Carson Valley woman was widowed when her police officer husband was killed in the line of duty in a collision on June 14.

San Jose Police Officer Michael Katherman, 34, was on motorcycle patrol when another vehicle turned left in front of him, causing the collision, according to the department.

Katherman was with the department for 11 years.

His wife is the former April Rodarte, who graduated from Douglas High School in 2000.

The couple wed on May 29, 2004, and have two children.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up for the Katherman family at https://www.gofundme.com/29h673e4

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April is the daughter of Roger and Pam Rodarte.