Sheriff Douglas William Kuebel

Sheriff Douglas William Kuebel

Kendall County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 1971

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Douglas William Kuebel

Sheriff Douglas Kuebel was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a home six miles north of Boerne where a man was threatening to kill his wife and family.

He was attempting to talk the man into putting down his shotgun when the man suddenly opened fire. Sheriff Kuebel was struck by the shotgun blast and died en route to the hospital. The suspect was captured.

On June, 21, 1972, the suspect, 24, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Sheriff Kuebel had served as sheriff for 17 years and was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 705

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Sheriff Kuebel,
Please forgive my previous reflection. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kendall County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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