Florida Police Officer's Widow Has Baby Hours After His Killing

The widow of a Florida police officer gunned down after making a traffic stop early Tuesday has given birth to their first child just hours after he passed away, CBS News reported.

Officer Jeff Kocab was called to the scene as backup after fellow Tampa police officer Dave Curtis stopped a car about 2:15am Tuesday because the license tag wasn't visible.

Tampa police said the passenger in the vehicle, Dontae Rashawn Morris, 24, had a minor warrant for arrest and opened fire on the two officers.

The driver of the car, Cortnee Nicole Brantley, 22, was located at the Bristol Bay Apartments complex, Tuesday along with the vehicle involved in the incident, a 1994 red Toyota Camry.
Police Chief Jane Castor announced in a morning news conference that Officer Kocab, 31, died shortly after he was brought to Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

Officer Curtis, also 31, was put on life support and pronounced dead about 8:30am.
Officer Kocab had only been with Tampa police for 14 months and previously worked for the Plant City Police Department.

Officer Curtis was with the department for almost four years and leaves behind a wife and four boys between the ages of eight months and nine years old, Mayor Pam Iorio said.

A $30,000 reward has been offered in connection with the arrest of Morris -- $5,000 by Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay and $25,000 by the FBI.

MyFOXtampabay.com reported Morris has been officially named as the man suspected of killing both officers, and should be considered armed and dangerous.