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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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    cparmenter

    almost 4 years ago

    388 Comments

    Babby Lilly went home with daddy.. RIP

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    It is my strong belief that her DADDY was waiting for her with open arms!! Rest in Peace and celebrate in JOY together, both of you...

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    Badazz_Rebel_Cop1123

    almost 4 years ago

    820 Comments

    Omg ....This has really hit a spot with me I could only imagine the pain and emptiness Sara and her family are feeling. I will keep Sara and her Family in my prayers

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    Barbara629

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    This is a crying shame. Praying for the family as God is by your side. Keep your head high and keep the faith as God performs miracles. Recovery will take a long time, but keep god in your heart and soul. God bless you all! Rest in Peace dad and baby!

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    Txshebear

    almost 4 years ago

    1700 Comments

    OMG this is so sad, I can't stop crying...baby girl is now in the arms of her daddy...God Bless Sara Kocab and her family.

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    dpddunbar

    almost 4 years ago

    784 Comments

    This is the saddest thing I've heard in a while.. Hang in there Sara! RIP Brother

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Such a sad situation. My prayers go out to her and her family hoping that they are able to recover from this.

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    Sweetpea80

    almost 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    It's things like this that make you wonder. If you ever need a woman to talk to Im here. I know you can't change the past and I hate to see families have to go through this. I have been wanting children for years. I had a misscarriage and even now i grieve when he/she would be 5yrs old right now. I have yet to have one even now. Then to have the one you love die as well doesn't help matters. It takes time but we all can get through this. We have to be strong. :)

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    mkiprotection

    almost 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    That is a shame..................

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    USLawman1983

    almost 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Oh Lord, this is terrible news. All my thoughts and prayers are with the Kocab family.

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Very sad..

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    skascooter007

    almost 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    No bueno

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    NewYork911

    almost 4 years ago

    1672 Comments

    God bless this family..

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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    I echo Katz. God be with them. My family went through a still born, but to added a missing father/husband. We pray for your timely faith and recovery.

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    Katz

    almost 4 years ago

    8262 Comments

    Very sad. ....Prayers to the family. I know this has to be so very hard on the family with such losses. My heart goes out to them. To know that both the Dad and his little girl are in heaven with God is a great comfort.

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