Officer Jeffrey Kocab Tampa Police Department Florida End of Watch: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Photograph: Officer Jeffrey Kocab Patch image: Tampa Police Department, Florida

Officer Jeffrey Kocab
Tampa Police Department
Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 2 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 Jeffrey Kocab and Officer David Curtis 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 Kocab served with the Tampa police for 14 months and had previously served with the Plant City Police Department. He is survived by his expectant wife.

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.

 

Jeffrey Kocab, 31, had nearly 14 months of service as a Tampa police officer. He served with the Plant City Police Department prior to being hired by Tampa Police.

Officer Kocab moved through TPD’s training program at an accelerated pace because of his outstanding police skills.

Kocab was married and his wife is nine months pregnant. He was anticipating the birth of his first child next week.

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