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 David Kubly, Police Officer

David Kubly

Thursday, September 27, 1979

Kubly, David

Rank: Police Officer

Serial Number: 22123

Division: Wilshire

Location: Crenshaw Blvd and 28th St.

Date Killed: Thursday, September 27, 1979

Cause of Death: Shot by Robbery Suspect

Bio: Officer Kubly was shot and killed by a
robbery suspect following a short vehicle pursuit. Officer Kubly
had attempted to stop the vehicle after observing it run a red
light. The suspect led Officer Kubly on a pursuit which ended when
the vehicle crashed into a business.

When the suspect emerged from the wreck he opened fire on Officer
Kubly, striking him once in the chest. Officer Kubly was
transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a
short time later.

The suspect was apprehended 9 hours after the shooting. The ensuing
investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen a car and had
committed several other robberies earlier in the day. He was found
guilty of murdering Officer Kubly and sent to prison.

Officer Kubly had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for
18 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, and three sisters.
He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

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