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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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    halverson

    about 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    How terribly tragic. My condolences and prayers to this family.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    May God be with you.
    R.I.P. Brother.

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    joemalonso

    about 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    There are no words that any of us can offer to help soften the blow of these tragic set of events. A wife has lost her husband and now their first born child. I can’t even imagine the level of pain this entire family is going through. Every one of you is my prayers and the only thing I can offer is that GOD will take care of our loved ones and reunite them in heaven. Two more angels looking down from above to help guide this family through the tough times ahead. GOD bless you all

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    JP503

    about 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    Prayers for Sara and family

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    Allstar100

    about 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    My Condolence Goes Out to Sara and the Entire Family.

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    BlueSmurf

    about 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    God bless this woman for having the strength to carry her angel to term. I also lost my baby girl Abigail to a stillbirth. God will help her through. Our daughters are now in Heaven watching over us. God bless you and your family.

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    KattDunsmore

    about 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    So sad, especially on top of everything else; my most sincere condolences to Mrs Kocab and her family.

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    RacheSmith

    about 4 years ago

    972 Comments

    This is so incredibly sad. Deepest sympathies.

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    usa_24

    about 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Horible. My thought and prayers are with the family. God bless.

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    dolphinblue

    about 4 years ago

    42974 Comments

    Deepest sympathies to this mother and family. So tragic.

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    36TR

    about 4 years ago

    7618 Comments

    This poor woman and the family has been through so much!!! My Heart goes out to them all!!!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    My prayers to the whole family. There are no words to express what this woman must be going through right now. God bless her and give her the strength to move forward in life.
    Lilly is with Daddy now.

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    mhare

    about 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    This is such a terrible thing to happen to any family. I am so sorry or this poor woman who has lost her husband and child within a month. I hope that she gets the tremendous support she is going to need from her families, both blood and blue. And as for the little girl I am sure she and her father are playing together and watching over their beloved mother/wife now and forever. RIP.

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    rafaelmorales

    about 4 years ago

    2994 Comments

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. RIP MY BROTHER. AND TO YOUR LITTLE ANGEL YOU WILL BE WITH DADDY IN HEAVEN MY GOD WATCH OVER YOUR WIFE AND HER FAMILY.

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    LadyG

    about 4 years ago

    6646 Comments

    My heart just breaks for this women. My thoughts are prayers are with her & her family.

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