Mayor Buckhorn Statement on Morris Guilty Verdict

03/18/15
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement in response to the conviction of Dontae Morris for the murders of Tampa Police Officers Dave Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab:

"Justice has been served. Today, the jury did their part to ensure that Morris will never walk our streets or have the opportunity to inflict evil on our community again.

"Officers Kocab and Curtis were fathers, husbands, friends, and they both faithfully protected our community. The entire city has been affected by the loss of Jeff and Dave, the subsequent manhunt, and the trial this week. It was an event that changed this community.

"My thoughts and prayers today are with Jeff and Dave's families, friends, and colleagues at the Tampa Police Department. I hope that this verdict provides them a small measure of solace."