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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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    fnmurphy

    over 3 years ago

    230 Comments

    That sucks, certainly hope things begin to look up for this family

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    fnmurphy

    over 3 years ago

    230 Comments

    That sucks, certainly hope things begin to look up for this family

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 3 years ago

    2296 Comments

    ......God Bless all involved.....very tragic.

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    j0ksta2000

    over 3 years ago

    932 Comments

    so very sad.

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    FireDad

    over 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Rest in Peace Lilly Nocole. Keep your dad company.. God Bless Mrs. Kocab as she gets through this tough time..

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    RogueSailor

    over 3 years ago

    1262 Comments

    This made me cry!

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    sniper635

    over 3 years ago

    824 Comments

    R.I.P. Lilly Nicole. I have also lost a child. But to loose a spouse and a baby this close together, has got to be a super human feat to over come.

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    ESkinner

    over 3 years ago

    250 Comments

    What an ordeal. My thoughts are with this woman in this indescribably difficult time.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    How sad, thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

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    LoraSnow

    over 3 years ago

    1348 Comments

    How devastating this must be......I hope she takes some comfort in knowing that father and daughter are together and watching over her

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    bill9823

    over 3 years ago

    2106 Comments

    R.I.P. God's little Angel

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    Collegecop_WA

    over 3 years ago

    2380 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers are with Sara and her family during this time of monumental loss and sorrow. I pray God will give her comfort and enable her to overcome these losses that have struck so close together.

    Rest in peace Jeffery and Lilly, may God welcome you both home with open arms.

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    NCSO614

    over 3 years ago

    424 Comments

    This is absolutely heart breaking. I pray that Sara will be able to over come this tremendous hurdle that she has encountered. May she find peace in knowing that God called two angels to join him in heaven, and that she will see them again, one day, to reunite and live in all eternity.

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    ilegworldchamp

    over 3 years ago

    8966 Comments

    Nine months worth of "Expected Joy" and a child that was the consumate act of departed loved one , all Killed in The Line of Duty. No one should have to go through this un called for experiance of the trama of loosing a Husband and the resulting loss of their Child. May God be with you Mrs. Kocab and the only comforting thought is that Lilly Nichole is with your Husband and God. My deepest condolances for you have lived through a true Hell on Earth !

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    Chiefbarrow

    over 3 years ago

    122 Comments

    She went to be with her Daddy. My prayers to you Mrs. Kocad

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