Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Douglas Brian Kocina

United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, March 17, 1988

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Reflections for Special Agent Douglas Brian Kocina

Rest in peace Special Agent Kocina.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2020

I love you uncle Doug! You are my guardian angel forever missed by all your family and friends!

Alex Neil Douglas Kocina

July 29, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 22, 2015

Doug it is hard to believe it is almost 27 years since that awful day you and Jerry were taken from us. I have thought of you often over the years especially on your anniversary. You were so much fun to work with and I always enjoyed your friendship at work and after hours. You had so much potential as a Special Agent, you would of went far. Thinking of you always Jack Moreschi.

Special Agent Retired

March 14, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 22, 2013

It has been 25 years since my fellow Medford PD officer and childhood friend, Doug Kocina, gave his his life in the line of duty. He was a great man and I miss him. I am impressed that his legacy of law enforcement service continues with his son.

Chief Mike Moran
Talent Police Dept

April 1, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary 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 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.

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

March 17, 2012

God Bless you Jerry. You are missed

SAC Doug Einsel

March 17, 2012

A great person. Sorely mised

SAC Doug Einsel

March 17, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 17, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 17, 2010



April 9, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Agent Kocina,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas


March 17, 2008

Thank you and your family for your service to our wonderful country. You are gone, but not forgotten.

SA Brad Crews

November 9, 2006

Thank you for your service to our nation and to your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother in blue. May God bless you.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 17, 2006

Betty and family,

It's been 17 years since you lost Doug. I remember when I would go on ride alongs with Doug when I was a police explorer. He always had a smile and he was full of life. I was saddened by his death and remember how well liked he was at the PD. He was a great cop and role model. I'm proud to have known him.

Godspeed to Doug and his family.

Chief Scott Whitehead
North Plains Police, Oregon

December 21, 2005

Rest in peace, brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, they will not be forgotten. You have passed the sword and we will carry with honor until we are called to join you. Continue to watch over those you left behind and ride along with your son to keep him safe. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

A Squad
Woodbridge PD CT

February 19, 2005

Your was not in vain. Thank you for your service. We will never forget!

Chief Investigator Matt Lyons (Retired)
U.S. Marine Corps CID (Defunct)

August 10, 2004

J.Kocina, you are making your father very proud!...


December 16, 2003

Rest in Peace will not be forgotten


Doug is my Father. He was a great Police Officer and then he switched to Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Ever since I was a little boy I wanted to be just like him. If it wasn't for him, I would have never known Law Enforcement was my calling. I am happy to be a Police Officer I just wish he was here to give me some pointers. I love him and miss him.



Patrol Officer
Klamath Falls Police Department

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