31-year-old Jeffrey Kocab served nearly 14 months as a Tampa Police Officer. Officer David Curtis, 31, joined the Tampa Police Department in October, 2006.
Officer Jeffrey Kocab 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, and was serving with uniform patrol squad 306 at the time of the shooting.
Officer Kocab was married, and his wife is nine months pregnant. He was anticipating the birth of his first child next week.
Officer David Curtis, 31, joined the Tampa Police Department in October, 2006. Prior to that, Curtis was a jail deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Curtis leaves behind his wife of 10 years, and was hailed by Police Chief Jane Castor as a dedicated father to his four sons: 8-month-old Hunter, 5-year-old-Tyler, 6-year-old Sean, and 9-year-old Austin.
In April, Curtis went to Washington, DC to attend the National Law Enforcement Memorial Service.
Curtis served on the plainclothes Rapid Offender Control Squad, known as ROC, for one year, but was serving in uniform patrol squad 306 at the time of the shooting.
Tampa Police said his family will be donating his organs.