Police Officer Louis R. Kuba

Police Officer Louis R. Kuba

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 17, 1967

Louis R. Kuba

Officer Kuba was shot and killed during a riot at Texas Southern University. Officer Kuba and other officers were storming a dormitory that students were shooting from. Officer Kuba was shot in the head and died seven hours later. Five suspects were arrested and charged in connection with beginning the riot in which Officer Kuba was killed. No one was ever charged with Officer Kuba's murder.

Officer Kuba had only been with the agency for 14 days.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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