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.

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.


United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2021

Charlie, I am just now seeing this site but I know too late to reflect on you life as I knew you so here goes...My husband, daughter and I had the privilege of living next door to you and your beautiful family. What great people you were and what fun we had. I remember my first Mongolian Bar-b-que at your house and the many Home Interior parties that your beautiful bride and I hosted.
We had just moved to Upstate SC when we received the tragic word of your murder. Ronald felt a loss like no other before. Death is hard but when a beautiful friend who is also a Peace officer suffers a senseless death like you did there just are no words. But I know that you are with our Almighty God now and we will endure until we meet again in the heavenly realms.
Teresa and I are still connected through facebook and we did get to meet up one evening for a meal in Greenville, but we don't get to get together as often as we would like but she has remarried and had to move on with her life I can tell you that you are still her ❤️ and your children are living their best lives. We will all be together again celebrating at the appointed time of God the Father. Oh what Glorious day that will be. Until then my friend! ❤️❤️❤️Tina

Tina Murphey
Friend and Neighbor

June 20, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Kubala.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2020

You and I dated for awhile and I have so many fond memories of you. We were always friends and I think of you every year on that horrible day that you were taken from this world. It is such a loss to have you gone but you are remembered and thought of with love still by so many. RIP

Janet Cole Deasey

March 31, 2020

You and I dated for awhile and I have so many fond memories of you. We were always friends and I think of you every year on that horrible day that you were taken from this world. It is such a loss to have you gone but you are remembered and thought of with love still by so many. RIP

Janet Cole Deasey

March 15, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 27, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

February 26, 2020

Hey Charlie,
We went to high school together. We weren’t close, and probably only saw each other a couple times after graduation, but I still remember your red hair and big smile. My heart goes out to your friends and family; I’m sure losing you caused a pain that will never go away. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten.

Sumter High Class of 1982

February 26, 2020

Charles was my roommate at the academy
He was a good man, dedicated father and committed public servant
Rest easy my friend
Til Valhalla

Captain, Retired
Greenwood County Sheriffs Office

February 25, 2020

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, 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.


February 17, 2015

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


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 I wish you god speed!

Tim Mace

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

February 27, 2013

Thanks for your 9 years of services, Charles.


February 25, 2012

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.


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

October 9, 2010



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.


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

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