Tuesday, April 26, 2016

UPDATED: Retired Lt. Colonel David Lubas, 61, of the Fairfax County VA Metro Sheriff's Office Passed Away April 18 at his Home In Sarasota Fl He Dedicated His Life To Make us Safe

ARCHIVED PHOTO ABOVE: Lt. Col. David Lubas was head of the Fairfax County jail's operations until his recent retirement from the Fairfax County Sheriff Department. Col. David Lubas was also Chief Deputy at Fairfax County Government Washington D.C. Metro Area until 2016. Prior to that Captain David Lubas served 27 years with the Fair Oaks Police department in Fairfax, VA before retiring from them in 2000 as commander of the police department's major crimes division. The life of David Lubas is an incredible story of dedication to protect and serve in law enforcement for over four decades (40 years). David Lubas started as a cadet when he was 20 at the Police Academy, David Lubas recently passed away April 18th 2016 at his retirement home in the Deer Creek Sub Division of Sarasota Fl, he was only 61 years old. Lt. Col. David Lubas's funeral is Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 pm at St. Boniface Episcopal Church 5615 Midnight Pass Rd Sarasota Fl, on Siesta Key.

At the request of family members I have reached out to the Sarasota Police Department to provide an Honor Guard, like as seen above, for the funeral and burial of Lt. Col David Lubas whose career in Law Enforcement spanned four decades with both the Fair Oaks Police Department and the Fairfax County Sheriff Department before he retired to Sarasota Fl in 2016, this is a man who should not go to his grave without due respect. The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office serves a population of 1,116,897 residents in Fairfax County, Virginia, a Northern Virginian suburb of Washington, D.C. It is the largest Sheriff's Office in Virginia with nearly 600 sworn deputies.

UPDATE: The Sarasota Police Department will provide an Honor Guard with due respect for the funeral of Lt. Col David Lubas this Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 pm at St. Boniface Episcopal Church 5615 Midnight Pass Rd Sarasota Fl, on Siesta Key.

Back in 1988... Then Sgt. David J. Lubas received the Silver Medal for stopping a very dangerous man on PCP wielding a pickax. When Sgt. David J. Lubas pulled up to a Lorton house in his police cruiser on Sept. 29, he saw a man under the influence of drugs destroying the roof with a pickax and threatening to kill anyone who tried to stop him. Lubas took the young man seriously. The man had already done about $40,000 in damage to the house, smashing television sets, yanking plumbing from walls and tearing out electrical wiring. While two other police officers tried to distract the man, Lubas climbed onto the roof in an effort to surprise him. It didn't work. "He just turned around and looked right at me," said Lubas, 34. "He made some kind of ungodly scream, drew the pickax back over his shoulder and ran toward me. Obviously, on a roof there aren't too many places you can retreat to."

As the man ran toward him with the pickax, Lubas had to make a decision, quickly. He wondered: Should he use a gun or a Taser, a weapon that discharges wires that would temporarily stun the man with an electrical charge. "He was so far away from reality," Lubas recalled. "I really didn't think he was responsible for his actions." For that reason, Lubas used the Taser, deciding that if that did not stop the man, Lubas would try to block the pickax with his arm. The plan worked, sort of. The man fell down and the pickax rolled off the slanted roof, but the electrical charge was broken when the wires touched the roof, eliminating the Taser's effect. As Lubas grabbed the man to prevent him from falling off the roof, the man grabbed Lubas and his gun. 

Now, Lubas had to make sure that neither man would be shot or fall.  At the edge of the roof, Lubas suddenly felt an arm around his throat. Fear gave way to relief when he saw a patch on the arm and realized that it was a fellow officer. It took three officers to subdue the man, who was believed to be under the influence of PCP, and to lower him safely to the ground, Lubas said. For his actions that day, which involved great personal risk above and beyond the call of duty, Lubas, then a 13-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department, received the Silver Medal.

Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com