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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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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Precious Lilly Nicole. God holds you now, safely in His Arms with your father, Jeffery standing by His side for all Eternity. Prayers to Sarah in this difficult time.

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    amabmn

    about 4 years ago

    300 Comments

    my prayers are with her and her family a very sad two months and many to follow. I wish blessings to come their way now. Take care and bless you.

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    MP247

    about 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in peace with your father baby Lilly...My prayers to you Sara

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    phoenixgirl

    about 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    All my thoughts go to this poor woman. To have two of her loved ones taken from her so close together.

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    Tcop77

    about 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    My God. Speechless. Prayers go out to Sara Kocab.

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    FLCricket

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    OMG! As if this poor woman hasn't been through enough. I cannot fathom the pain she is going through. My heart aches deeply for her. May God grant her the grace to go on in this world.

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    there are no words..........only tears......God Bless the souls of Lilly and he Daddy, may the family find peace in knowing they are together, watching over them. God Please Bless this family, especially Sara. Well said jims4.

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    bluestar0283

    about 4 years ago

    1574 Comments

    She is with her Daddy now...this is far to much for one person to deal with, I pray for God to give Sara the strength to get through this. I have to ask myself why would God allow this,...but I know it is not for us to understand right now.
    R.I.P. Baby Lilly...We know you are in Heaven with your Daddy.

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    BklynsFinest347

    about 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    OMG RIP little one.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Daddy's girl is with papa now...

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    Grafton817

    about 4 years ago

    734 Comments

    Well said "jims4". RIP baby Lilly and daddy. Terrible terrible tragedy and all the family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    HEYSARGE

    about 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    RIP

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    jims4

    about 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    I was always told growing up that our Lord will never give us more then we can handle....I, myself, have questioned that many times. My God, how much can this incredibly strong woman, Sara Kocab, bear. Mrs Kocab, you and your family should know, you do not grieve alone. We are all grieving and praying for you. Lilly Nicole, Rest in Peace precious Angel. Rest in Peace Officer Kocab. I thank you for your courageous service.

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    NYPDALT

    about 4 years ago

    3130 Comments

    How horrible. May the offcer and his baby rest in peace and may his widow find peace.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    This is one of the saddest things I have heard.I am so sorry for The Wife of the Late Officer Jeffrey Kocab for losing her husband and for losing their Child Lilly Nicole in such a short time of each other.Sometimes this life is so unfair.I want to say God Bless You Sara Kocab may you find piece in your heart for your loss.
    RIP Officer Jeffery along with Your Daughter Lilly Nicole.God Bless This Family Always & Forever.

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