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 agency for 9 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

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Sergeant Kubala,

I was just 12 years old when you left this world. Sir, I didn’t know you or even understand the situation that happened at the time but after reading the reflections of others and seeing their love and respect for you I wanted to show my respects for your service and dedication to the citizens of Sumter County. I was born and raised in Sumter and I am sure that you impacted my life in some way or another and I want to say thank you. Sir, you are not forgotten. Rest In Peace Sir, we have the watch.

Correctional Officer J. Broadway
US ARMY / SCDC Officer

November 19, 2017

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