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Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl

Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl

Laura McElroy | Tampa PD PIO

July 22, 2010

JULY 21 | TAMPA, FL – Sara Kocab was nine months pregnant when her husband, Jeffrey Kocab was murdered on June 29, 2010. Sarah went into labor today and delivered the couple’s first child: a stillborn baby girl named Lilly Nicole.

The Tampa police department released a statement today on behalf of Sara Kocab. It reads as follows, “Sara Kocab and her family would like to thank the countless people who have shown their support and care during these past few weeks.

Sara delivered Lilly Nicole this morning. Sara and her family have known during the pregnancy that Lilly Nicole had a major abnormality that could result in Lilly being stillborn or only able to live a limited time after delivery. There is no medical treatment for this abnormality.

Tragically, Lilly Nicole was delivered stillborn early this morning July 21, 2010.

The family thanks you for your continued prayer and support. They kindly request that you respect the family’s privacy during this time.

At the family’s request, this will be the only information released from the Tampa Police Department. We will not be conducting any interviews on the topic.


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    lds0719

    about 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    Destined4SWAT said it right... God be with Lilly and the rest of the family.

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    Destined4SWAT

    about 4 years ago

    78 Comments

    I really have no words to say other than these... God has a purpose for EVERYTHING he does. His thoughts are not our thoughts. His ways are not our ways. God has a reason. Have faith in knowing you will see your family again.

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    BigNTS

    about 4 years ago

    6840 Comments

    A double tragedy for this poor widow and her family! Mrs. Kocab, you have my deepest sympathy and I will pray for you.

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    buck

    about 4 years ago

    1290 Comments

    Deepest sympathy to Sara and may gods angels be there for her during this tragic time.

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    staratwar

    about 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    This is very tragic and my heart goes out to the family. My prayers to all and my fellow brother RIP you are now not alone with the lord.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    This one is very, very tough. When you hear of a child who has such a major medical abnormality, especially one where there is no medical cure, it is almost a blessing when the child is stillborn. The child could have not had any type of life. Then again, this little child was the last remaining piece left the widow had of her husband. Very sad, prayers to all.

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    Chief171

    about 4 years ago

    3192 Comments

    very sad. All of my prayers go out to this family..

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    chiefkcr

    about 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    My heart and prayers go out to this brave family who have suffered so much.

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    BearKlaw

    about 4 years ago

    228 Comments

    I wish there was a way to help. Sara has doubly suffered. You will always be a part of the law enforcement family. God be with you.

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    CHPDK9

    about 4 years ago

    274 Comments

    Very sad.

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    bpd320

    about 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, Lilly will be safe in Heaven with her Daddy. God Bless you and your family

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    alexy

    about 4 years ago

    3970 Comments

    She and her dad are in heaven

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    Indycop

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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    bigbowden

    about 4 years ago

    180 Comments

    My prayers and thoughts are with Sara Kocab.
    May the Lord Dispatch an Angel of comfort in her time of need.

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    TGOOS566

    about 4 years ago

    218 Comments

    This is one of the stories I think that Policelink could have left out. those is more horrible then reporting a police officer killed

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