By COLlive reporter
Photos: Chaim Ezagui – 347-785-8798
A ceremony in front of the 71st Precinct of the New York Police Department on Sunday honored a local officer who was killed in the line of duty some 26 years ago.
Officer Jeff Herman was shot in Brooklyn while responding to a dispute, at Magen David Yeshivah in Gravesend, a school located across the street from a park dedicated to the officer, the NY Post reported.
Present at the event on Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights were fellow officers from the 71 pct. where he worked, members of Crown Heights Shmira patrol, along with family and friends who gathered to honor Officer Herman’s dedication to the force.
The 71st Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector George Fitzgibbon as well as his predecessor, Deputy Inspector John Lewis were present. NYPD chaplain Rabbi Alvin Kass said a prayer.
In 1989, Officer Herman and his partner responded to a 911 call for a dispute between a man and woman. As Herman arrived the man took out a gun and shot the woman in the back, he then opened fire on the officers. Officer Herman was struck in the leg and shoulder and died four days later at Kings County Hospital.
The shooter escaped but committed suicide later when cops tracked him down.
Officer Herman is survived by his wife, Irene Herman, and his son.