Reflections for Police Officer Louis R. Kuba
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
Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 17, 2015
Louis and I graduated in class 34 FROM THE POLICE ACADEMY. ADURING YOUR SIX MONTH PROBATION YOU RODE WITH AN "OLDER" OFFICER FOR ONE MONTH, THEN YOU WENT TO ANOTHER SUBSTATION AND RODE WITH THAT OFFICER. We had just completed our first month and had not been assigned a new partner. We wound up at the Texas Southern State that night and that was when Louis was killed. Someone handed me a police hat with the Badge 2074 and he didn't know the officer but he was a new officer. We received our badges in alphabedical order and my BADGE NUMBER WAS 2071 SO I NEW IT WAS Louis. HE WAS A FRIEND ANd AS may 17TH IS NEAR I STILL THINK OF HIM. May my friend rest in peace
DEtective Sergeant wayne M JonesHouston
Houston Police Department
May 10, 2015
Rest in peace Officer Kuba. Your bravery won't be forgotten. Wow! I hope you are doing well at age 103. Very sad about your son, Mrs. Kuba. My dad was a longtime New York City policeman.
Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
May 25, 2014
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary 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.
I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.
Rest In Peace.
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 18, 2012
Rest in peace, Officer Kuba. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.
Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
May 17, 2012
My father, a fellow officer survived that day. It left a lasting impression on him and bonded him to his "brothers" in a way only you could understand.
He is gone now too - I wish you both peace and thatnk you for your service.
April 25, 2012
Today my brother you would be 70 years old. The family misses you and we talk of you so often. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and the sacrifice that you made for us all. Mom is now 102 and is doing good and I know that dad is with you and that is comforting for us. I love you and miss you so much.
Helen (Kuba) Dooley
March 12, 2012
Today is your birthday Uncle Louis. We awoke today not remembering but something reminded us. How can I miss someone I’ve never known? The story’s I’ve heard over the years turned you into a hero in my eyes. You are not forgotten and will never be forgotten. Your picture still hangs at my grandmother’s house (your mother) who is now 102 years old. As the youngest grandchild and the youngest child of your youngest brother (Andrew Kuba), I am 25 years old. Although, we have never met you will always be in my prayers.
Niece of Louis R. Kuba
March 12, 2012
Today I honor you for the sacrifice you made for the people
of Houston so long ago. You are not forgotten. Rest easy brother.
Senior Officer J. Anthony Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department
September 30, 2009
The 40th anniversary of your passing was last week and your family remembered. We remember every year. I just wish we would be celebrating your birthday instead of your passing.
nephew of Louis
May 21, 2007
Coincidentally, you were the first one to be portrayed after I had just left one of your brother officers from your department a reflection who was just taken from us yesterday, 09-21-2006, in the same tragic way as you. As I said to him,you are a hero and a hero never dies. Thirty nine years later and you will always be remembered.
Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police
September 22, 2006
My dear sweet brother, today is your 39th anniversary of your death. You are missed every day. We talk about you all the time and I have told my son and daughter about the special person you were. My precious husband is now with you and Dad in heaven and you now know the great man I married. The Lord said to keep the faith and that is the way we all carry on until we see you all again. I Love You and miss you. Loving memories and God's Blessings.
May 18, 2006
I was born on July 3, 1974 and never knew my uncle, but I will never forget him. My mother (Louis Kuba's sister), has made sure that I knew at least a little of the man he was. And yes, you guessed it, my middle name is in honor of him. But it does no end there. I have recently had a son, James Louis Dooley. James, in honor of my recently deceased father, and Louis, in honor of the uncle I have never known.
There is a lot about Louis R. Kuba that is not mentioned on this site. He was married and had an unborn daughter (who is now married & has a daughter of her own) at the time of his death. He also had a large number of brothers and sisters, 5 brothers & 4 sisters. His mother is still alive and his father passed away in 2002.
He would either 63 or approaching 64 years of age by now, if he had lived. I wish that I had know him and talked with him, as I have my other aunts & uncles. I often wonder what he would be like today. He was a man taken too soon and he is sorely missed by his loved ones... even those who have never met him.
Jason Louis Dooley
Nephew of Louis R. Kuba
May 9, 2006
Officer Kuba, rest in peace. We will never forget you.
"Well done, good and faithful servant!... Come and share your master's happiness." MATTHEW 25:21
Mother of Michael Waters
EOW: September 11, 2003
October 13, 2005
On today, the 38th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston.
May 17, 2005
On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.
A hero never dies....
Rest in peace, hero.
May 17, 2005
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