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

Condolences to your Family. Rest in Peace.


July 15, 2010

To your family and your Dept. I'm very sorry for the loss of this Fine young Police Officer May he rest in Peace and God bless him.

Ret.Police Officer Robt. Moore
Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Dept.

July 13, 2010

Officer Kocab, thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Sir. There is no doubt in my mind that justice will be served. God Speed Brother. We'll take it from here!

Ofc. D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

July 11, 2010

On Behalf of grateful citizens and fellow officers ...Thank You Officer. Rest in peace We`ll take it from here.


July 10, 2010

I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, courage, dedication to duty and ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless and comfort the family and friends of this American hero. Please take comfort in knowing that he will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

July 9, 2010



July 8, 2010

I never had the privilege of meeting Officer Jeffrey Kocab but from what I've read, he was a man of integrity, who loved his job and someone who was trying to keep his community safe from the evils within. RIP Sir, I salute you!

My badge represents that there are laws in our land, that I am sworn to uphold. Each time I put on my uniform, I know not what activities are before me, or the dangers I may face. My authority and duty I do not treat lightly, as I wear my uniform with Pride, Integrity and Honor.

Some people wonder why so many Officers converge on towns across this nation, when an Officer is Killed In The Line Of Duty. I can simply say, that they come to pay respects to someone who did the job they do, in support of other Officers, as a show of respect to family, and to show Pride, Integrity and Honor for a fallen hero whose community has lost a friend. I have attended way to many of these but if you shed a tear for another, it will help cleanse your soul. It is the memories that will get you through the years.

Though I have made mistakes, accept me, as I accept you and show me the way …..Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Boone County Sheriff's Office (Indiana)

July 8, 2010

All of heaven hushed when God announced his arrival.


July 7, 2010

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.


July 7, 2010

Rest in Peace brother to you and your fallen brother. Justice was swift. You are in our prayers.

Deputy Alcantara
Pima County Sheriff Department

July 7, 2010

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

~Nemo me Impune Lacessit~

Officer L.P. Hale
Houston Police Department

July 7, 2010

Thank you for serving us Jeffrey. We needed you, you came, you served well.

You are with GOD now young brother.

Thank you Jeffrey

Lt. Byron K. Lee
Gwinnett County Police Dept. (GA.)

July 7, 2010

Jesus Wept. May your name and memory be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

July 6, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Jeffrey Kocab, and the Tampa P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Kocab, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 6, 2010

Rest in Peace and my prayers are with your family. Thank you for your service

Deputy Latour ( retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 6, 2010

RIP Brother, thank you for your service and dedication to our society. You will not be forgotten.

Patriot Guard Riders of South Texas

Stacey & Bernie Norwood

Corpus Christi Police Officers Academy

July 5, 2010

What a great loss of an Officer whom was just doing his job and some dirt bag who should have been in jail, but NO they let him out and llok what has happened, tow good officers are now gone. May God bless this young mother to be and help her to raise this child teaching her that her Father ahe never knew was a great HERO who paid the price of freedom to his community and State. May God bless the TampaPolice Dept. and keep them safe.

R/Capt/Wayne Blankinchip
Jacksonville sheriff's office, Jax. Fl.

July 5, 2010

Thank you sir for a job well done. May God pray for your wife and your baby forever. They will always miss you. May God always be with you and peace be with you.

Amy Sanchez - Citizen

July 5, 2010

To the wife of officer Kocab, i am so sorry for your loss! Four years ago I also lost my husband in the line of duty while we were expecting our first child, Edward Jr. I just want u to know that God WILL help u through the days and months ahead! It's amazing that even though my son never got to meet his dad, he still has so much of his personality and face gestures not to forget to mention good looks:) I can't tell u that it gets easier, but i can tell u that God will never leave u!

Iliana Chavez
wife of TXDPS Eduardo Chavez EOW 5-2-2006

July 5, 2010

As I watched the news unfold on tv with my family I couldn't believe it had happened again. I take a special interest in TPD. I was in the process of leaving the NYPD to join Tampa's Finest. I met some great guys down there,one of which is still with TPD. As I watched the news unfold I thought of him and instantly texted him to see if he was ok. Thank god he was. Standing the line looking for your killer. May you rest in peace brother. Although I am still with the NYPD, TPD is still in my heart. Rest easy, you will not be forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

July 5, 2010

That Tuesday morning I read the newspaper and immediately readied my Class A's, thinking, what is the chance of me knowing one of the guys from TPD.......I will just go to support my brothers, I won't be choking back tears like times before, because this time I didn't know these guys

When I saw the email from our assistant chief with the names, I thought there must be some mistake.....

Jeff, during the short time you and I were neighbors, I realized you were a fireball. A go-getter, and perhaps one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Always up for
talking about whatever. You had such uncontrollable energy that I remember you used to literally bounce from foot to foot as we talked out back of our patios watching Sadie and Bandit play. I smile when I think back at how you always looked like you just wanted to all of a sudden break out into a full out sprint. However, I agonize over those many conversations during which I urged you to pursue a career in law enforcement. I remember talking to you about each step,
the academy, application process, FTO Program, giving you advice, sharing my own war stories with you, so many....

Perhaps I am stupid in feeling guilty for my influencing you into a career in which you excelled by leaps and bounds. On the one hand I feel happy because it seems this career chose you and had it not, I think of how many people's lives may not have been so positively affected by your service. On the other hand, this leaves me little solace as to the guilt I feel when I look at your Sara. I am working up the nerve to contact her, and do the only thing that feels right to me...beg her to forgive me for ever having encouraged you to pursue this line of work, because it ripped her best friend away.

I envy you my friend, for you are with the Lord now, and in a far better place than I. Godspeed my friend, and until we meet again, keep smiling.

Ofc. Dennis Mosser
Lakeland Police Department

July 4, 2010

Thank You Sir for your brave service.
My sympathy goes out to you, your family
and co-workers.
Rest in Peace.

Jonnie K. Clingerman
Zephyrhills, FL

July 4, 2010

my heart is so very heavy today for both families. i did not personally know either of these officers but i can say with a very sad heart i truley understand how those childeren feel,i lost my dad almost 7years ago and i am almost 51 years old and you never get over losing a parent ever, and i do mean ever! BUT all those boys and lilly will never,ever forget there dads,because the family of the men and women in blue,brown,gray won't let them,thank god for that,they will always be cherised by every "human"being that has a heart! i am so sorry that they will never ever again see the simle and love that there dads had for them but if they are like them they will always remember. Lilly Rose will diffenitly be told about her daddy so much so,she will know he is right there with her forever,thanks to all of her extended family..... may god bless each and everyone of all of all those childeren and may he always watch over them like their daddys will! God Bless all of you forever! Stacey in Venice Florida, God Bless All Of Us!!!! Thank you for your services to all of us,for ever!! I will never forget Officer Dave or Officer Jeff may God hold you both in his hands forever and ever as well as your families!! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU FINE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


July 4, 2010

Godspeed to Officer Kocab. Well done, faithful servant. May you now enjoy your new beat in Heaven; your hell on Earth is over. May God watch over your familiy... rest in peace.

Lt. Donna Ogden
Charlotte County (FL) Sheriff's Office

July 3, 2010

I thank you Sir for your brave service.
God Bless you, your family and co-workers.
Rest in Peace.

Jonnie K. Clingerman
Zephyrhills, Fl

July 3, 2010

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