Early on the morning of Tues., June 29, two Tampa police officers, David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, were shot and killed during a routine traffic stop. The suspected shooter, Dontae Morris, turned himself in to authorities on Friday night.
Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) July 8, 2010 -- Early on the morning of Tues., June 29, two Tampa police officers, David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, were shot and killed during a routine traffic stop. The suspected shooter, Dontae Morris, turned himself in to authorities on Friday night.
Local radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge was collecting donations for the officers’ families on air last Thursday via his not-for-profit organization, the BTLS Foundation, a 501(C)3 dedicated to raising awareness and donations for worthy community causes or victims. Upon hearing this, Dr. Gary Kompothecras, founder of the free accident and injury helpline 1-800-ASK-GARY, was immediately moved to donate $5000 to the widows of the two fallen officers. Sara Kocab, just 29, is pregnant with the couple’s first child. Kelly Curtis is left to raise four sons on her own.
The BTLS Foundation raised more than $30,000 that day for Curtis and Kocab families but Dr. Gary’s donation was the single largest made by any individual. Says Bubba, “we had such an outpouring of support but Dr. Gary is usually the first one there, and always there if someone needs him. We were broadcasting and right away I got a text from Gary saying he was donating $5000 to the families — it almost made me cry.”
For more information or to make a donation please visit www.btlsfoundation.org
1-800-ASK-GARY is a medical and legal referral hotline founded by Dr. Gary Kompothecras of Sarasota, Fla. 1-800-ASK-GARY’s mission is to provide free, immediate assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Learn more at www.1800askgary.com
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