Ricky Leon KinchenFulton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia
End of Watch: Friday, March 17, 2000
Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ricky Leon Kinchen
its a pity this is a brother of mines that i never got to know...i traced little known family information to this..and my strong interest in law enforcement....rest in peace dear brother
security guard captain
September 17, 2012
I'm crying now as I read this and look at all the respectful and loving comments left for you here throughout the years. I wish you could be around still, so that I could meet you. And that more importantly your Wife, Children and friends could still have you to hold.
Rest in Perfect Peace.
Always Remembered, and Cherished Forever.
Friend of Your Daughter
July 14, 2012
Rest in Peace, Deputy Kinchen. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
March 30, 2012
Thank you for your service Sir, RIP
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
March 17, 2012
Hello, Ricky its been a minute .The last time we spoke it was in 1998. yes and my cousin your wife were having a barbecue when yall lived off welcome all rd.In College Park, Ga.But i have not forgotten you and your big mouth i still remember your wonderful suspect smile. Checking the sene out on the slide. May God keep you Close and in Peace you will rest AMEN. Love Ann Reeves 8Feb2011
Peace officer of life,hope and love.
cousin in law
February 8, 2011
Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 17, 2010
With the recent shooting death and arrests in the Michigan Masque, Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rapp Brown) has recently been in the news again. This man will hopefully spend the rest of his days rotting in a cell without ever the chance of seeing the outside world again. You are not forgotten brother. Please watch over us as we continue to carry your watch.
PO Ari Maas
October 30, 2009
Uncle ricky i miss you so much ive gotten married and had two kids none of which you got to bestow your blessing upon i know that when my baby is smiling in his sleep it's you that he is playing with i love you so much cant wait to get to heaven to see you God know's i miss you so much!!!!!! I still ask him to this day why did he need another angel so soon!!
October 1, 2009
Even though I was only 5 years old when you passed away, it still hurt. Growing up without a father is very hard for me, and I can tell that it's a struggle for mom too. Being so young I felt like I didn't actually get to know you that well. Hopefully when I get to Heaven we can talk. See you there.
August 6, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 17, 2009
Wow, Rick. It has indeed been a long time. Know that I haven't and will not ever forget my best bud. I still remember the cook outs, the old gren Chevy (which I'm still fixing on) and the long talks. I'm glad you found a special relationship with The Lord, and that you lived your life in such an honorable way. The girls are doing okay, although they still miss you, as do my kids. I have not found a true friend to take your place, and I'm truly glad and blessed to have known you. I could on forever with memories, including us dating the twins and going to special functions together. It'll remain a memory I will truly treasure. I try to be there for Nique, but sometimes its hard with her living so far away, but believe me, I'll be there whenever she needs me. It still hurts sometimes to think of how your life was stolen, and how there was nothing I could do to help you. Isiaih and I still hang out, and talk about you sometimes. He has a beautiful family now and is doing great. From the time I met you in Tifton, until the time I hopefully can meet you in heaven, know that you are missed each day, and each day you will remain in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. Rest in the arms of God, my brother. The Bailey/Gray family loves you.
Carl Bailey - Best Friend
January 16, 2009
I work in the Macon police departments non-vilient crime unit but i still fear for my safety.
December 6, 2008
I am a police officer and a university student. One of my assignments for literature class is to analyze a poem written by a Black Power/Black Arts Movement poet. In reading this poem, I came across the name "H. Rap Brown". I looked him up and was horrified to discover that H. Rap Brown is the former name of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, your murderer. That led me to this site and your story. It seems so unjust--instead of learning about you in this round-about way, I should have learned about you FIRST, with your murderer's name and story mentioned only as an afterthought. You can be sure my assignment will carry your name and your story, instead of solely focusing on the evil man who took your life. He deserves no recognition and certainly no glorification for this cowardly act. God bless you, Deputy Kinchen.
MICHIGAN POLICE OFFICER
November 24, 2008
I remember i was in 3rd grade and i was sitting in class when my teacher told me that one of my classmates father who was a police officer was killed. I think your daughters name was Monique. Its real sad that some people can take another person life without even thinking about it. I didnt know you personlly but from what i have read you seem like a great caring guy. My prayers go out to your family and friends.
R.I.P Deputy Kinchen
October 27, 2008
I saw your story on American Justice, and I am so sorry your life was cut down for no reason at all. This man did not want to go to jail, so he decided to take another man away from his family, friends and community. You were brave just to be in the field of Law Enforcement. I will lift up your family in my prayers. I am sure their pain is lighter, but it will never fully cease.
August 8, 2008
God Speed, Brother.
Union PD, NJ
April 21, 2008
Eight years have come and gone but your tender smile, whitt and wonderful personality will always be in my heart. I will never forget you! ( Hope you've got some popcorn up there - Not Burnt of course)
May the Lord grant eternal peace unto you;
My "Good and Faithful Friend."
Sgt. F. Fields-Stevens
March 28, 2008
You are a brave man that served his country really well. and I am very proud of his daughter who is a beacon of light in this lost world.
His daughters friend
March 28, 2008
MY HEART GOES OUT 2 UR FAMILY. I AM A CORRECTIONS OFFICER @ DA FACILITY WHERE UR HEARTLESS MURDERER WAS HOUSED.EVERYTIME I WAS AROUND HIM IT WAS JUST SO CRAZY TO SEE SOMEONE THAT HAS DONE SUCH A HORRIBLE CRIME CONDUCT THEMSELVES AS IF NOTHINGS WRONG. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE A JOB 2 DO U HAVE TO BE FIRM FAIR AND CONSISTANT.UR FAMILY NEVER DESERVED TO HAVE TO LIVE A DAY WITHOUT YOU BUT THEY ARE.AND THATS SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE ACCEPTED EVERYDAY.AT LEAST HE LL NEVA BE ABLE TO HURT ANOTHER FAMILY.AND AS LONG AS U SPIRITUALLY SHIELD UR WIFE AND CHILDREN WITH LOVE AND PROTECTION THEY LL BE OK.I NOW PRESENTLY WALK THE SAME PATH U ONCE DID AND I COULDNT IMAGINE THE THOUGHT OF MY LIFE BEING TAKEN. I RESPECT UR HONOR AND UR OVERFLOWING HEART OF BRAVERY.AND 2 UR WIFE MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND REMEMBER TO LIVE YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU KNOW UR HUSBAND WOULDVE WANTED YOU TO.AND 2 UR BEAUTFIFUL CHILDREN MAKE UR DAD PROUD AND MAKE EM CONTINUE TO SMILE DOWN ON U BOTH.AND WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR YOUR OWN CHILDREN MAKE SURE YOU NEVER FORGET 2 TELL THEM ABOUT UR BRAVE AND HONORABLE FATHER...MY PRAYERS WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU ALL...
February 23, 2008
I was with Ricky for 12 minutes following the shooting and want his wife and children to know you all were his thoughts and prayers during that horrible time. I am so sorry that his life was taken away in such a senseless act.
Bryan E Shaw
January 20, 2008
We were neighbors for over 10 years we were really raise together. I just wanted you to know I really do miss you I see your family from time to time. And they really misses you I wish your family the best. But we all know you are gone to a better place. Miss you Ricky
Letta L Pertilla-Mcgriff
Family Friend(Tift County Sheriff's Office)
November 22, 2007
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
October 8, 2007
During my time in mandate I listened to your story. It moved me in a way to realize how precious life can be and how quick it can be taken. I met Deputy English and I give both you guys the up most respect for the job ya'll did as well as the sacrifice. The fight still goes on everyday and I will never forget the sacrifice made. My thought and prays go out to your family and all the law enforcement officer family who live day to day with the dangers of this job. Rest in peace brother
Ofc S. Carr
July 23, 2007
I believe Deputy Kinchen is resting with God and I pray that God continues to give peace and courage to his wife and children.
Deputy Kinchen, thank you for your service and dedication. Rest easy, we have the watch.
Det. Mike Treu
Kalamazoo (MI) Dept. of Public Safety
June 30, 2007
March 17, 2007
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