Officer David Curtis Tampa Police Department Florida End of Watch: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

 

Photograph: Officer David Curtis Patch image: Tampa Police Department, Florida

Officer David Curtis
Tampa Police Department
Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 3 years, 8 months
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large

Officer David Curtis and Officer Jeffrey Kocab were shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest at a traffic stop.
Officer Curtis stopped a vehicle because it did not have a visible license plate. He called for an additional unit to assist him because male passenger in the car was wanted on a misdemeanor charge for writing a worthless check. When Officer Curtis arrived, he and Officer Kocab attempted to arrest the suspect. The suspect drew a weapon and shot both officers at close range. A witness called six minutes later to report the officers had been shot.
A witness called 911 to report the officers had been shot. Officer Kocab died on the scene and Officer Curtis was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.
Officer Curtis had served with the Tampa police for three years and eight months and had previously served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife and four young sons.

Agency Contact Information
Tampa Police Department
One Police Center
411 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 276-3200
Please contact the Tampa Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

David Curtis, 31, had three years and eight months of service with the Tampa Police Department. He served with HCSO as a jail deputy prior to becoming a Tampa Police Officer.

Officer Curtis was known as a family man, devoted to his wife and four sons: 8-month-old Hunter, 5-year-old-Tyler, 6-year-old Sean, and 9-year-old Austin.

Curtis was an outstanding officer who served on the plainclothes Rapid Offender Control Squad, known as ROC, for one year, but was serving in uniform patrol at the time of the shooting.

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2 Responses to “Officer David Curtis Tampa Police Department Florida End of Watch: Tuesday, June 29, 2010”


  1. 1 Lori Lee Santiago June 30, 2010 at 16:29

    Dearest Tampa Ploice Department

    TO THE FALLEN TPD POLICE OFFICERS FAMILY’S AND ALL THE TAMPA POLICE OFFICERS. WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE AND POLICE BROTHERS. WE ARE ALSO PRAYING FOR THE WIVES AND CHILDREN OF THESE FALLEN TRUE HEROES, AS WELL AS SAFETY FOR ALL
    LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. WE HOPE THAT YOU CATCH THE PERSON THAT DID THIS AWFUL, UNTHIKABLE CRIME.

    OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.
    FORMER AUXILLARY NYC POLICE
    OFFICER–SANDY-LORI SANTIAGO

  2. 2 Lori Lee Santiago June 30, 2010 at 16:45

    DEAREST-TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT

    TO THE FALLEN TPD POLICE OFFICERS FAMILY’S AND ALL THE TAMPA
    POLICE OFFICERS,ALSO WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF A
    LOVED ONE AND POLICE BROTHERS, AND WE DEEPLY PRAY FOR THE WIVES AND CHILDREN OF THESE FALLEN TRUE HEROES. AS WELL AS SAFETY FOR ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS,WE HOPE THAT YOU CATCH THE PERSON WHO DID THIS AWFUL,UNTHINKABLE CRIME..

    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
    GO OUT TO YOU ALL.
    FORMER,AUXILLARY NYC
    POLICE OFFICER
    SANDY & LORI SANTIAGO


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