On June 29, 2010, Officer David Curtis pulled over a vehicle for a seemingly routine traffic stop; Officer Jeffrey Kocab arrived shortly after as backup. The next communication was a 911 call reporting two officers shot. Paramedics rushed both officers to Tampa General Hospital where they passed away later that morning. Officer Curtis is survived by his wife Kelly and four sons; Officer Kocab is survived by his wife Sara.
Because of the horrific story that touched everyone in the Tampa Bay area, Carlos Peña joined the team to Uncork For A Cause. At an exclusive gathering at Fleming's, Carlos and his wife, his teammates, and special guests enjoyed a special evening including hors d’Oeuvres from Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, wine tasting, silent auction items, a few surprise guests, and an opportunity to say thank you to those who put their lives in danger every day: members of the Tampa Police Department.
The evening was highlighted by the uncorking and limited release of Carlos' very own 2006 Napa Valley Red Wine, a premium blend from one of Napa's finest vineyards. Carlos Peña wine was offered for sale and the price included a personalized autograph with proceeds of the evening and its wine sales benefiting the families of the fallen officers.
September 26, 2010 - Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Winebar - Tampa, FL