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

Deputy

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

 

I cannot adequately express my deep sorrow for you and your family. I just don't have any words other than I'm sorry this happened to you. I promise, you will never be forgotten by myself or anyone I know. Thank you for your sacrifice. Rest in peace.


September 7, 2005

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.

P.O. #255
WCSO
September 7, 2005

You are a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you, your family and brother/sister officers.

Trooper
Pennsylvanis State Police
September 6, 2005

I have often taken my husband's job for granted. After watching this video, I never will again. My heart goes out to the wife and children left behind. --Wife of a LEO

Anonymous
September 6, 2005

I am a Dutch police student of the Dutch police academy in the age of 29.
I really felt to make a short reflection here because I was very shocked after watching that tape on a website.
I cant't find the right words now to express myself but one thing I know is that nobody deserves to die like this!
Here in the Netherlands we always make patrol with two officers but it once more shows us what danger we could encounter and how to deal in such situations like this.
I will take this video tape as an example at class of the academy to discuss it there.

It really made a huge impact on me after watching this tape!

My thoughts are with you and your family! Rest well Kyle!!!





Maurice Schreuder
Dutch police academy
September 5, 2005

I saw the video and it struck me, how much pain Dinkheller was in. The SOB shot him even though he was incapacitated. His killer was a Vietnam Vet who should have known to cease fire. Officer DInkheller suffered tremendously and his killer deserve to die. What a waste of good life. I hope that death sentence will be manditory when a suspect shoots back at a law enforcement officer.

2SG Army Reservist
September 5, 2005

this was one of the hardest things ive ever watched. that sick b****d i hope dies a horrible death and burns in hell for taking you away from your family and friends. god bless you, your wife, kids, and family. you are an inspiration by many and even though i never met you, i feel like i miss u my friend.. peace

shane
none
September 4, 2005

I was both shocked and mortified by what I saw. The brutal and senseless act of violence committed against Deputy Dinkheller was an absolute tragedy.

My heart goes out to the family of Deputy Dinkheller for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and offer only this for the surviving family, friends and peers of Deputy DinkHeller to ponder.

The noblest revenge is to forgive ~ Thomas Fuller

I know that this might seem easy for me to say, as I did not lose a spouse, son, sibling, friend or co-worker. But I know that if you cannot forgive, the hatered and fear will consume all aspects of your life.

Take control and refuse to be victimized for the rest of your and let the judging be done by the hand of God. Only then will true justice prevail.

God bless all of you. My heart and prayers go with you as you continue to cope with your loss.

Steven Surbaugh
September 3, 2005

I am very sadden by this video and I give my prayers to officer Dinkheller and his family.

Son of a New York ex-esu officer
September 3, 2005

I just came across the video of this tragedy and am deeply saddened by not only the sad state of this world, but the loss of a young life. Kids, you want a hero to look up to? Look no further than Deputy Dinkheller. God bless your family and may you rest in eternal peace. You sir, Are what Heroes are made of.

Curtis Keller
September 2, 2005

Just saw the video of your last moments of life. Thank you for your sacrifice, and rest in peace. I'm so sad for your family, and I hope they can take some comfort knowing that you died to protect others from this deranged individual. I didn't know of you before today, but now your name will never leave me. God bless you Officer Dinkheller.

B Huff
September 2, 2005

sorry for your loss,words cant totally discribe what to say.
how can police protect & serve from crazy people,in my mind nobody needs a gun. If the crazy people had no guns,every body goes home unharmed including them.
there should by a web-site where you can inconfidence,inform police if you know anyone good or bad,so the police can retrieve guns.
thats all we can do now for deputy Kyle Dinkheller, rest in piece Craig from u.k

Mr.C Clarke.
September 2, 2005

To the Dinkheller family:

I am truly sorry for your loss.




William Proffitt
September 1, 2005


My simple wish is to extend to the Dinkheller family my sincerest condolences for their loss.

With the graphic details of his passing in my mind, I conclude that Mr. Kyle Dinkheller was not a victim, but a hero. For standing his ground a predatory individual was stopped, and greater harm possibly averted.

May he rest in peace.

Annonymous
September 1, 2005

May God be with those who have suffered through this tragic loss. My heart goes out to those of you who were close to this Deputy. He passed away doing his service and through a just cause. God Bless the men and women who are like Deputy Dinkheller.

Adam Upton (future LEO)
Raleigh PD
September 1, 2005

Such a senseless killing. I'm a Viet Nam Vet myself. This guy gives us all a bad name. I hope he dies and goes to hell for what he did to that officer. We went over there to protect you guys overhere. We came back from over there to let you guys protect us over here. Please don't think that all Vets are like the nut Officer Dinkheller encountered that night. I do appreciate all that you guys to keep us safe from the fruitcakes. May God bless you all.

James Lett
September 1, 2005

Having read many of the reflections on this page, I am sure you will be able to rest in peace knowing that the next generation my learn lessons from your sacrifice.

My deepest sympathies to your family and friends.

Rest in peace brother.

Police Constable
Metropolitan Police - London UK
September 1, 2005

God bless this fine young officer. He, as others who have given thier lives in the line of duty, will never be forgotten.

Officer Robert Hill
September 1, 2005

I just viewed the video on a site, needless to say, I'm heart broken. I appreciate cops more each time I read about things like this. My heart goes out to the family.

Deputy Dinkheller, you're my hero.

Mike Basciano
September 1, 2005

I just happen to come across this video on the internet. I’ve seen many terrible things but as of now I was never so horrified by such a tragedy as yours. My uncle is a retired state trooper and has always been very respected by me; now I have a new found respect for what he and all other officers and law enforcers have to go through. These people put their lives on the line for US! The people and to see them treated like this will give me many sleepless nights. I have FULL respect for laws in this country and for those who have chosen to enforce them.

Praise to your family and your friends I know now I’ll always remember you in my mind and have a recharged respect towards those who serve and protect.

James Newman
Principal Bank
August 31, 2005

Deputy Dinkheller,
I am the brother of a Deputy Sheriff in Bucks Co. Pensylvannia. I recently saw the video of this senseless act of a coward. As I heard your final screams of pain my heart felt like it stopped beating and tears poured from my eyes. I pray for your family and for your peace. No thanks could be enough for the sacrifice you and your family have made for the protection of all. But thanks and God Bless you and your family.

Harry Mitchell
Citizen
August 31, 2005

I want to wholeheartedly thank the brave souls who rid our streets of the human garbage ('take out the trash'). Timely shot placement was the missing component here during a few misused tenths of seconds. The video was shocking and greatly increases my respect for the challenges faced by law enforcement. Now, my hope is that justice will FINALLY be served. Thank you for your service!!!, Officer Dinkheller.

Curt
August 31, 2005

I have recently seen the video of Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller's last moments in life. I was deeply torn and hurt by this video; witnessing a good man go down like this. I wish to offer my condolences to his family and son. I am only 18, but I am thinking of becoming a law enforcing officer. This video has only made me strive harder to reach my goals and stop the madness that takes other people's liberties away.

Tony
none
August 30, 2005

I learned of the loss of this brave officer during training at the acadamy. I viewed the tape and I am very happy to know that justice was served on the coward that committed this crime.
You are forever in my prayers. Rest easy brother.

Officer Harden
Hanover Park Police Department
August 29, 2005

GOD BLESS MEN SUCH AS THIS AND MAY HE KEEP THEIR FAMILIES SAFE!!THANK YOU DEPUTY DINKHELLER AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU BY HIS SIDE!!

NONE
August 27, 2005

 
 

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