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


Kyle Wayne Dinkheller

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, January 12, 1998
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Reflections for Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller


Rest in peace, may the coward who shot you down suffer every day.

Police Constable Phil King
Metropolitan Police Service
November 23, 2005

New York remembers... God Bless the Dinkheller family..

Detective Miguel Rivera
NYPD, Hate Crime Task Force
November 17, 2005

Deputy Dinkheller,

I just watched the "In the Line of Fire" video covering your heinous murder during a training class and it was truly heartbreaking. Even more so, now that I've read your memorial. May you and God watch over your child and wife. Let it be known that you did not die in vain and that maybe the life of trooper or police officer may be saved one day in the line of duty b/c he or she learned a valuable lesson, whatever that may be, from your incident. RIP and Godspeed, brother.

NJ State Trooper
November 16, 2005

Deputy Dinkheller may your death not be in vain, as I look at your video today Nov 15, 2005 it brings to heart what our job is about. And what could happen to any of us as we protect our fellow citizens from those who have no reguard for the law. Brother we will hold the thin BLUE LINE and you will not have gone on for nothing.

Master Deputy Bernie Young
Union County Sheriff's Office, NC
November 15, 2005

To my brother in arms...May god bless you and keep watch over your family. You went up against evil and paid the ultimate price. To that SOB who took your life and dishonored those veterans past present and future... "You are evil. But even the power of evil cannot stand against the power of faith and goodness.(Griffin Jay)" Rest in Peace and watch our backs..

November 15, 2005


November 12, 2005

I just wanted to say that you are a true hero and you will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace my brother.

Deputy Jimmy Hill
San Saba Co. Sheriff's Office
November 11, 2005

there is nothing to say that would comfort anyone after seeing this unwarranted act. rest in peace and thanks for your bravery and will to end the confrontation peacefully....R.I.P. deputy

Jarrod youngstown ohio
November 10, 2005

May you rest in peace brother.....you will NEVER be forgotten. My deepest sympathies go to your family. They know that you are a true hero and you will be remembered that way.

Officer Danny Rhodes
Tampa Police Department
November 8, 2005

No words can repeat what has already been said so eloquently by the past posts. Although this was a tragic event, Kyle will live forever in our training. We never know what we would do in a split second. I praise him for trying to talk the guy down, and it cost him his life.
A personal note, Kyle you are patroling the streets in heaven, thanks buddy. You went far and beyond the call of duty, and we will all be instructed by your video. You will live on.

No greater love or deed is done, but to give your life for another.

SGT Jason R. Tyson
Wilmington Police Dept. Wilmington NC
November 8, 2005

RIP Deputy Dinkheller!!

Matthew Duffy
November 5, 2005

My instructor for a policing class sent this video to us to watch and I my heart just sank.
You were too young to die and I feel for your wife and two very young children!

Too young you are to die
Too young to be robbed of your life
Too soon to say good-bye
To your children and your wife.

We thank God for people like you
Who put their life on the line
To do things only heroes do
Bravery that you cannot define!

None/ Kerri
October 29, 2005

God be with you my friend. It was totally unnessary what happened. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I will admire your bravery always.

Scott of Goshen,In
October 27, 2005

God be with you my friend. It was totally unnessary what happened. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I will admire your bravery always.

Scott of Goshen,In
October 27, 2005

its such a sad thing to see an officer gunned down like that. As a former police officer for the NYPD ive seen my fair share of greusome acts but that was beyond inhumane. My prayers are with his family.

SGT Lamboy
October 27, 2005

I watched this video at a training class the past week and just wanted to say that is the most horrible thing I have ever seen. I can't imagine the pain the family must feel. Sorry for the loss.

Russell PD
October 26, 2005

My condolences and appreciation that this man sacrificed his life for the well being of others. He is surely looking out for us from heaven.

some guy named Vince
October 26, 2005

Information and video are being circulated across the internet and attention is being brought to the situation. What happened was terrible, and several people are praying for the family left behind. God Bless.
- Nashville, TN

Brandon S.
October 26, 2005

I have just recently watched the video for the first time. As I watched, it was apparent to me Deputy Dinkheller was doing everything in his power to talk the enraged man down. Unfortunetly the man had other intentions. Deputy Dinkheller gave the ultimate sacrifice and his life on earth came to a horrific end. It is a tragic event we see all to often. Deputy Dinkheller, from up above, please watch out for us on the streets of hell.
To the Dinkheller family. I cannot begin to imagine the hardships you have faced and the ones still yet to come. I would like to tell you Deputy Dinkheller is a true HERO and left this earth all to soon but did so doing what he loved......Protecting citizens he didn't even know. My heart goes out to the family and wishes you well. Please tell the children their daddy and brother in blue is and always will be a true HERO.

Detective Scott Holt
Waco Police Department Waco, Tx.
October 25, 2005

My boyfriend was shown the terrifying tape of your sacrifice when he first began his law enforcement career. I came across it the other day not knowing what I was watching. I cannot articulate the overwhelming sadness that rushed through my body. So many citizens do not understand how a simple traffic stop can turn into a deadly incident... It seems so shallow to call your death an incident or a scene... Thank you for your sacrifice...thank you for the work you did while you were still here. I know you're having fun in heaven! God Bless your family and friends and everyone close to you as well as around that nation that felt the pain of your sacrifice.

LEO Loved One
October 22, 2005

I know I've previously left a reflection here...but I can no longer find it. As I read through the reflections I can see the tape of your last minutes on this Earth running through my head. I have sat here at my computer just sobbing for the past 15 or 20 minutes...and I never even knew you, Deputy Dinkheller.

I lived in Dublin during the time you were taken from us. I remember coming home from college and seeing all your co-workers swarmed all over the Interstate trying to find the "man" who took you from us. At the time I had absolutely NO CLUE that I would end up doing what I do now...it never hit me then what a tragedy this was. I guess I never really thought about the sacrifice officers make...I didn't know any cops and I guess it didn't affect me. Thankfully I've grown a lot since then.

A few years ago we watched the tape from that fateful day in briefing before we headed into the dispatch center. God, I'm tearing up again just thinking about it. It was, hands down, the most awful thing I've ever seen in my life. Watching the tape I just felt so hopeless. It was several weeks before I got the sounds from that tape out of my head. Words cannot even begin to explain the emotions I feel when I think about the events that took place that day and what I saw on that tape. I have tried many times to decide what I would do if ever faced w/ having to watch that tape again in a class or briefing. I would like to say I could be strong and watch it again...but I honestly think I would have to excuse myself.

You have touched so many people's lives, Deputy Dinkheller...I have confidence that you know this. Keep an eye out for my guys, will ya...they need all the angels they can get on their side!

With much love and admiration,

A 911 Dispatcher
Houston County Sheriff's Department
October 22, 2005

After seeing the video of this officer being murdered my wife and reflected on what had taken place. I have never seen something like this and it will forever effecte me and has given me vision to see what police officer's protect us from and what they put on the line. I am of the same age and have children the same age. My prayers are with his family. RIP

Zach San Antonio, TX
October 21, 2005

God bless Deputy, and may he hold you loved ones dearly in his hands.

Supervising Criminalist
San Francsico Police Department
October 19, 2005

I came across the in car cam recording of this incident. When I was viewing it i was shaking. I've been invovled in a shooting and know how scarey they are. I respect his bravery and his sacrifice.
My best to all of you in Laurens County

Sheriff's Officer Bruce A. Miller
Hudson County Sheriff's Office (Patrol Division)
October 19, 2005

I have been a Police officer for the past 22 years and as hard as it was to watch a brother officer loose his life to some human garbadge we as Police officer who do this job every day only know what may happen during our tour of duty. It makes me angry when we are judged by the general public due to a lack of understanding of what we do and what we see on a dailey basis there are no gurarantee that we will come home after our shift is over. To all my fellow officers be safe and rely on your training and back your fellow officers up as we can only depend on each other so we can go home to our loved ones.

Police Officer/Allen S Giacchetti
Cook County Sheriff's Police
October 17, 2005


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