Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Jeffrey Alan Kocab

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Reflections for Officer Jeffrey Alan Kocab

I still think of you often friend. You were full of energy and a blessing to those who knew you. Thank you for your service and you left a lasting legacy.

Chief Don Hanson (Ret.)
Friend and Former Member Mason Police Department, MI

January 23, 2024

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 10, 2024

Thank you Jeff for your service. You are missed and thought of often my friend.

Police Chief Donald Hanson
Mason Police Department

December 8, 2021

Rest in peace hero.


June 29, 2021

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4

Chaplain Alex Pickens III
Lansing, MI

March 9, 2021

Never to be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 1, 2021

Officer Kocab,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tampa. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 29, 2020

I just met a friend of yours from high school. She spoke so highly of you and she will be running in the memorial run in Florida to keep remembering you. The stories of your bravery are inspiring and you truly made an impact on this world. Thank you. Rest knowing you still made a difference.

Firefighter/EMT Tia Schutte

July 15, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Kocab.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 2, 2018

Rest in peace my hero. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

June 29, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 8th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 29, 2018

Jeff I like to think you’re looking down on me. Proud that 9 years later I finally took the oath and I got my badge. Rest In Peace brother, always thinking about you.

Schaberg/Police Officer 1
DeKalb County Police Department

March 3, 2018

Officer Jeffrey Alan Kocab will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your services to the people of Tampa Florida. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your family, especially your child.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 17, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Rest in Peace

Sgt. Jim Russo

May 18, 2014

He was found guilty today. You have not been forgotten, and never will.


November 16, 2013

Never forgotten brave Warrior brother. May your loved ones be strong. May your fellow officers stand firm. May the filth that caused this pain rot in hell.
Thank you for your service.

Senior Constable
South Australia Police

November 12, 2013

rest in peace


June 30, 2013

Even though we never met, I still feel the loss of a brother. Rest in peace and know that Sara and your mother will always be looked after.

Deputy Mark Barnwell

June 28, 2013

R.I.P. Hero's. You will always be remembered and never forgotten. May God watch over your loved ones.

Sr Special Agent BNSF Railway Police K9

March 28, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this holiday season. No one knows how hard holidays can be unless they walk in our shoes of losing a child. People tell us that we have to get on with our lives. They have no conception as to what it is like. I leave this for you Mom and for others to read to help them understand. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

"The sense of loss does not diminish with time. In truth, the expression 'time heals all wounds' is a myth. For parents, the loss of a child is permanent and mental scar tissue really does not grow over the grim memory. Rather, all tears are expended and a dull ache remains."
by Rose Kennedy

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 6/6/04

December 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 12, 2012

My heart and prayers are with your family today and always, I know that today is a very difficult time for all of them, but may they find some peace in knowing that we have not forgotten their hero, and yes, you sir are a hero.... Continue to rest in peace Officer Kocab.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 29, 2012

God bless you both! Thank you for protecting my family and I!

Officer Anderson #3476
Fort Worth Police

April 21, 2012

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