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Sheriff Douglas William Kuebel | Kendall County Sheriff's Department, Texas Kendall County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Sheriff

Douglas William Kuebel

Kendall County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 28, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 705

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sheriff Douglas Kuebel was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance where a man was threatening to kill his wife and family. Sheriff Kuebel was attempting to talk the man into putting down his shotgun when the man suddenly opened fire. Sheriff Kuebel was struck by the shotgun blast and died en route to the hospital. The suspect was captured shortly after and convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Sheriff Kuebel had served as sheriff for 17 years and was survived by his wife and children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 9, 2013

 

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