TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa is marking a sad chapter in its police history Monday as it has been 10 years since the double slayings of two officers.
What You Need To Know
- Tampa police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab were killed June 29, 2010
- Officers were shot during a traffic stop in east Tampa
- Dontae Morris on death row for the killings
- PREVIOUS STORIES on officers david Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab
Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab were killed June 29, 2010 during a traffic stop in east Tampa.
The officers had just pulled over a red Toyota Camry on N 50th Street near Interstate 4 just after 2 a.m. when gunshots rang out.
Curtis and Kocab were both 31 years old.
The shootings were followed by a four-day search for a suspect and ended with the arrest of Dontae Morris.
Morris, now 34, remains on death row for killing Curtis and Kocab. He also faces another death sentence in another murder and a life sentence in another murder.
The woman driving the vehicle pulled over the night of the murders, Cortnee Brantley, served a year in prison on federal charges of not telling the officers that Morris was an armed felon.
The department is pausing today to remember the fallen officers and City Hall will be lit in blue Monday at sunset.