The Curtis - Kocab Memorial Fund

Updated at December 24, 2010 10:11

On June 29, 2010 at 2:15 a.m., Officer David Curtis attempted to pull over a vehicle with no license plate. Officer Curtis determined the passenger was wanted on a worthless check warrant out of Jacksonville. He called for backup and Officer Jeffrey Kocab arrived. Together they approached the suspect’s vehicle on the passenger side. The next communication came from a citizen calling 911 to report two officers were shot. The first responding officers found Officer Curtis and Officer Kocab on the ground and immediately began CPR. Paramedics transported both officers to Tampa General Hospital. Officer Kocab was pronounced dead shortly after arrival to the hospital. Doctors put Officer Curtis on life support. He was pronounced dead later in the morning.

Officer Curtis is survived by his wife Kelly and four sons; Officer Kocab is survived by his wife Sara.

To learn more and provide a donation to the Curtis-Kocab Fund.


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