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Police officers honored with floral portraits

by webdev

December 23, 2010

This is definitely not the typical way to send sympathy flowers.

Two Tampa, Florida, police officers who were killed in the line of duty earlier this year are being memorialized with portraits made from flowers.

According to, the widows of Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis helped create the unique portraits, which will be featured on a float during the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

The portraits will appear on a float for LifeLink, an organization dedicated to organ donation. Both officers were organ and tissue donors when they died during a routine traffic stop in June.

"Our motto for our fallen heroes is let them never be forgotten," Assistant Tampa Police Chief John Bennett told the news provider. "In giving the ultimate sacrifice, they also gave the gift of life."

The Rose Parade is held each New Year's day in Pasadena, California. It is known for its elaborate floats fashioned from flowers.

The officers' widows will travel to California to see the parade, which has been a tradition since 1890.

Sending flower gifts to someone who has lost a loved one during the holidays can be a thoughtful way to acknowledge their loss and provide support.


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