Rachel (Rocky) Kokal, Wife of Retired Officer Joseph Kokal
Retired SAPD Officer Joe Kokal, informed me that his wife Rocky had passed away.
Rocky had been multiple serious physical afflictions for over 15 years, with Joe right by her side. She had spent over 13 years on blood dialysis waiting for kidney transplants (she had 2 of them),
that gave her limited reprieve from the ravages of the long term treatments. Complications began setting in several months ago, to the point to where her mobility was severely affected.
Joe taking leave from the college district last August to care for her 24/7. Witnessing the fortitude of both of them for many years has left an indelible respect for the love and tenacity in their spirits.
Joe has been very private in the course of this journey, has shouldered an incredible responsibility without falter or complaint, and is understandably overwhelmed at the moment.
I pass this along for the awareness of his brothers and sisters in blue, and to request prayers for God's peace and comfort for Joe, family, and friends.
William C. Smith
San Antonio, Texas 78260