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Police, mall reward kids of women who tried to help slain officers

TAMPA — The eight children of the women who attempted to help Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab will receive free back-to-school shoes courtesy of police and the University Mall.

Renee Roundtree, 37, Rose Dodson, 32, and Delores Keen tried saving Curtis and Kocab after the two Tampa officers were fatally shot June 29 during a routine traffic stop.

On Friday, their kids will get to pick out any two pairs of shoes at any store in University Mall. Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and the department's Black History Committee will join the kids on the shopping trip.

The mall will also treat the families to lunch.

In addition to new shoes, Tampa will assist the women with housing and other back-to-school needs.

The women have also been offered access to a department grief counselor.

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