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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Sgt. Kubala,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sumter County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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