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Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller | Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

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Kyle Wayne Dinkheller

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, January 12, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 37

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/12/1998

Weapon: Rifle; .30 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to death

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Deputy Kyle Dinkheller was shot and killed after pulling over a man on a rural road about 6 miles north of Dublin, Georgia. During the traffic stop he called in for backup. Before the backup arrived he was shot by the man with a rifle. He was able to return fire, striking the suspect in the stomach. The suspect was found during a search the next morning and taken into custody.

The entire incident was videotaped by a camera in Deputy Dinkheller's patrol car. On January 28, 2000, the suspect was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to death two days later.

Deputy Dinkheller is survived by his expectant wife and 22-month-old daughter. Deputy Dinkheller's son was born in early September 1998.

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"Who does not live to serve, does not serve to live!" If I go to war and i will back, God will be with me. But if I go to war and not come back, I will be with him! I'm a military Policeman in Sao Paulo- Brazil at least 13 years, I've been involved in several shootings, Thank God I never hurt me! Rest in peace Mr. Dinkheller and god bless your loved ones...

Corporal Pantoja Policeman from Brazil
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July 30, 2014

 

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