Sergeant Charles B. Kubala, Sr.

Sergeant Charles B. Kubala, Sr.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, February 26, 1996

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Charles B. Kubala, Sr.

Sergeant Charles Kubala was shot and killed after responding to a call of a suspicious person. When he arrived at the scene he confronted the suspect, who shot him once in the ear and once in the shoulder with a .22 caliber handgun.

The suspect was taken into custody after he was found hiding in a nearby wooded area, still armed with the murder weapon. He was convicted of Sergeant Kubala's murder and was sentenced to death in January 1997.

Sergeant Kubala had served with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 113

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

suspicious person

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Charlie, I am just now seeing this site but I know too late to reflect on you life as I knew you so here goes...My husband, daughter and I had the privilege of living next door to you and your beautiful family. What great people you were and what fun we had. I remember my first Mongolian Bar-b-que at your house and the many Home Interior parties that your beautiful bride and I hosted.
We had just moved to Upstate SC when we received the tragic word of your murder. Ronald felt a loss like no other before. Death is hard but when a beautiful friend who is also a Peace officer suffers a senseless death like you did there just are no words. But I know that you are with our Almighty God now and we will endure until we meet again in the heavenly realms.
Teresa and I are still connected through facebook and we did get to meet up one evening for a meal in Greenville, but we don't get to get together as often as we would like but she has remarried and had to move on with her life I can tell you that you are still her ❤️ and your children are living their best lives. We will all be together again celebrating at the appointed time of God the Father. Oh what Glorious day that will be. Until then my friend! ❤️❤️❤️Tina

Tina Murphey
Friend and Neighbor

June 20, 2020

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