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Police Officer David B. Kubly | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

David B. Kubly

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 22123

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Officer Kubly was shot and killed by a robbery suspect following a short vehicle pursuit. Officer Kubly had attempted to stop the vehicle after observing it run a red light. The suspect led Officer Kubly on a pursuit which ended when the vehicle crashed into a business.

When the suspect emerged from the wreck he opened fire on Officer Kubly, striking him once in the chest. Officer Kubly was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The suspect was apprehended 9 hours after the shooting. The ensuing investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen a car and had committed several other robberies earlier in the day. He was found guilty of murdering Officer Kubly and sent to prison.

Officer Kubly had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three sisters. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

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I was David's classmate from the Academy. He and I both worked the same division (Wilshire) on probation. I wheeled out the month before David's murder and David was also due to be wheeled out soon. I remember waking up, turning the TV on and seeing the news and being stunned about his death and realizing that David paid ultimate price in seeking a career in law enforcement. David was also the first cop funeral I attended. I still remember it to this day. A young man and husband whose life was cut so very short. Rest in Peace David.

Lieutenant David Evans (Retired)
Los Angeles Police Department
August 30, 2016

 

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