November 6, 1978 - June 29, 2010
31 year old Jeffrey Kocab had nearly 14 months as a Tampa Police Officer. He moved through TPD's training program at an accelerated pace because of his outstanding police skills and commitment to solving crime.
Officer Kocab served with the Plant City Police Department prior to joining TPD. There he was named the 2007 Officer of the Year. He was also chosen as the agency's Officer of the Month four times over a three year period.
A Michigan native, Officer Kocab married his best friend Sara and the two were expecting the birth of their first child. He had a passion for the Arts and coached young actors with the Children's Theater of Florida. In his spare time, he enjoyed studying Brazilian Jujitsu at Russ Cross' World Fighting Arts Center in Haines City, Florida and participating in paintball tournaments.