Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saying prayers with a heavy heart
I'm kinda mellow today, for several reasons. The other reasons don't really matter as much as this: two police officers from my hometown, Tampa, Florida, were killed yesterday during a routine traffic stop.
Officer Curtis stopped a car which was missing a license plate, a 1994 Toyota Camry. During the stop he discovered there was a warrant out for this peson (from out of state), so he called Officer Kocab for backup. Police received a 911 call shortly after 2:15 a.m. from a person driving by the scene, reporting that the officers were shot.
Officer Jeff Kocab, 31, passed away shortly after he was brought to Tampa General Hospital. Officer Dave Curtis, also 31, was put on life support and pronounced dead around 8:30 a.m. at TGH.
Both men had families. Officer Dave Curtis had been with the department for almost four years. He has a wife and four boys between the ages of 8 months and 9 years old. Officer Kocab leaves behind a wife who is nine months pregnant. Kocab had only been with Tampa police for 14 months.