Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Charles B. Kubala, Sr.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, February 26, 1996

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Reflections for Sergeant Charles B. Kubala, Sr.

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

Charlie, I too have not forgotten you. You were behind us when a drunk driver hit us and kept going. You turned around and stopped the lady and arrested her. Thank you for your service. My son Russell also served with you. We have all missed you

Jim and Millie Ferguson
Amy's kindergarten teacher

November 18, 2017

Charlie, its been a while and I have moved on-and until today I haven't thought about you and yours in many a day. I'm sorry. I regret what made me think of you was another case of a good one being placed to rest - in this case here in East Tennessee- Maryville PD Officer Kenny Moats- taken away by another in an act we will never understand last week. I think back to that evening in Sumter, and question myself - when we laid hands on him-what we could have done with him at that moment...you, a good man and Officer, were with us even then -with our adrenaline flowing- you helped us do what was proper, what we swore to do. The justice system can never answer for your loss- but know -you and the all of the others before and after you- continue to guide and keep us. Welcome Kenny home for us. Doug- Sumter City PD/Monroe County TN Sheriff's Office

Probation & Parole Officer- Doug Brannon
Tennessee Department of Correction

August 31, 2016

Almost 29 years, still miss you Charlie.

Anon
PD

February 17, 2015

Just stopping by Charlie. See you on the other side.

anon
pd

June 15, 2014

Charley, you were always there for my family an I, you an Theresa both! You all good friends! Not a day goes by when I don't relive what happened! You an Theresa are always in my heart...an I wish you god speed!

Tim Mace
civ

December 30, 2013

My name is Demetra Fullard. Sargent Kubala answered a call my mom made to the police about one of the women in our neighborhood encouraging her older grandchildren to fight my younger brother. Well Sargent Kubala began come to the bus stop every evening to make sure they got home safely. My family never got a chance to think him for what he did. When we found out he had been killed we were heartbroken. I went on to college and majored in Criminal Justice and graduated with a 3.8 average because of the example Sargent Kubala showed me and my family. I wanted to thank his family for the sacrifice they made to our community. He was a wonderful person. God bless you Sargent and your family.

Demetra Fullard
Criminal Justice Graduate

September 13, 2013

1996-2013 - Its been 17 years now. Our life has gone on but you are always with us in our hearts. I think of you all the time. You would be so proud of our children. Charlie has been traveling the world. Alexandria is having our first grandchild. Its a boy! His due date is march 15. Miss you so much and Love you! your wife

Teresa Kubala-Hanvey
Wife

February 27, 2013

Thanks for your 9 years of services, Charles.

David

February 25, 2012

Charlie,
It's taken me 15 years to finally write this. You were one of the good guys. I still think of you every day. Losing you ripped a hole in the law enforcement community in Sumter that hadn't closed when I left in 02. We had some good times working the road together back when jurisdiction didn't seem to matter to the guys on the line. Thank you for being my friend. I still regret not being there for you. Whether 2 cars in the yard would have conviced Bobby Wayne Stone not to pull that trigger is something we will never know I guess. I'm sorry, I should have been there and I wasn't. Take care my friend, I will see you on the other side.

Clay Coleman
Former Sgt Sumter PD

March 25, 2011

You were such a happy and upbeat man. The day my dad joined the sheriff's department and was put on your shift was a special day. I loved when our family and yours got together for cookouts, birthday parties, and when you just came by the house just to visit. You always had a smile on your face and could make me laugh no matter what. It's a shame your time on this world was cut short by the violence of another. I love you and miss you and think about you often.

Jennifer
Friend

March 1, 2011

Charley you are greatly missed I still see you in the kitchen cutting the fresh bread and spreading lots of peanut butter and jelly till it is so full you have to be careful not to drop any. I think of you and miss you every day I still look for you every time I go by the law enforcement building. Love you Mom

peggy Kubala
Mother

October 9, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE CHARLEY!!!!!
WE MISS YOU AND THINK OF YOU EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY!

Jenny
Niece

October 5, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 1, 2010

May GOd be with all who mourn you, hero. KNow that you are never forgotten.

K.L.

February 26, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 26, 2009

Sergeant Charlie Kubala We had some good times together
You were one to ride the river with I miss you boy take
Care till I get there see you

Captain Frank Thompson
Sumter County Sheriffs Office

May 15, 2008

Sergeant Kubala:

Thank You for having served the Carolina Community.

Bobby Wayne Stone will eventually leave this Earth (legal manipulations or not), and when he and other demons try to penetrate Heaven's Gates, You and others will be there to drive the hordes back.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

February 26, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

February 20, 2008

20 days short of 12 years. It's a long time but it still feels like it was yesterday. I know i still cry from time to time. on a happier note, Alex and I get to have sisterly time together, and I get to hang with Charlie quite a bit now that I live near them. We all miss you terribly. I love and miss you Uncle Charlie. Please continue to watch over us!

Jenny Coker
Niece of Charlie

February 5, 2008

Charlie I still can't believe your gone. I cherish the wonderful memories I have of you when we worked together. You were a true professional, an outstanding police officer and a great daddy. Charlie you are my partner in spirit, you are always with me. "Go rest high on that mountain,your time on earth is through".

Inv. Suzan Gardner
MBPD

December 30, 2007

Charlie,

We recently celebrated your life at our 25th Sumter High School Reunion. Your parents were there sharing in the celebration and believe me you were missed. Just wanted to let you know that you have not been forgotten.

Chantal Fleming
Class of 1982
Sumter High School


High School Classmate

August 2, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 11, 2007

"No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave."
--Calvin Coolidge

Debbie Brewer
citizen and COPS member

May 25, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 25, 2006

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