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Police Officer Louis R. Kuba | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Louis R. Kuba

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 17, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: At large

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Officer Kuba was shot and killed during a riot at Texas Southern University. Officer Kuba and other officers were storming a dormitory that students were shooting from. Officer Kuba was shot in the head and died seven hours later. Five suspects were arrested and charged in connection with beginning the riot in which Officer Kuba was killed. No one was ever charged with Officer Kuba's murder.

Officer Kuba had only been with the agency for 14 days.

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To the family of Officer Kuba,
49 years ago I wrote a letter of condolence to Mrs. Louis Kuba. I had heard about Officer Kuba on the news and I was compelled to reach out to his widow because my husband had been killed in the line of duty nine days earlier. Our husbands ages and short lengths of service were so similar it was almost like reading my own news story. Recently I came across a letter I received from Pat and I thought perhaps her daughter would like to have it since she hadn't been born yet when her father was killed. If she would like me to send it to her we can make arrangements by email. If one of you will contact the ODMP webmaster you can ask him to send your email address to my email address and I'll get in touch with you.

Every year when May approaches I think of your family and remember the two tragic days that caused me to briefly connect with another widow so far away.

widow of LAPD Officer Roger Warren EOW 5/8/67
May 18, 2016


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