Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Steve Hinkle

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Reflections for Sergeant Steve Hinkle

Thank you for your many years of service and your sacrifice for your community, Sergeant Hinkle. Rest in Peace now, Brother. We've got the watch.

Sergeant Louise Schaefer, Milwaukee Police Department, WI

March 20, 2019

So Sorry for the loss, I pray that GOD will watch over the family and fellow officers that served with this officer. May God give some sense of peace. We all lose when a LEO falls. Take hope in the fact they are now patrolling Heavens Streets. Again my deepest regrets for the loss.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

March 20, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Steve Hinkle. You are a true hero.

Deputy Jamie Davis Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Retired Pittsylvania County Virginia

March 20, 2019

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice although that doesn't seem to be enough. You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

March 19, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Steve Hinkle. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 19, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Steve Hinkle, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 14, 2019

RIP Sergeant Hinkle. My sympathies are with your family, colleagues and friends.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

March 14, 2019

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

God Bless you

Chief Inv. Q. Warren
AK Dept of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, MFCU

March 13, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

March 11, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Hinkle. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 11, 2019

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

March 11, 2019

Sgt. Hinkle, thank you for your many years of service. You will not be forgotten. May our Lord comfort your family, friends and co workers.

Volunteer Chaplain Richard Bogenholm
Metro Nashville Police Department

March 10, 2019

May the good Lord hold the great hero softly in his hands and comfort his most beloved family. Rest easy Sgt. All of us active and retired in L.E grieve with your family. God bless the nations police, local, state, and federal. Very sad and tragic incident.

Det. Mike -Retired.
Chicago PD

March 10, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

March 10, 2019

Thank you for your 27 years of service, Sgt. Hinkle. May God be with you and your family.

Daniel S. Meltzer
Civilian supporter

" 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God' (Matt. 5:9)."

March 8, 2019

Sgt. Hinkle,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 7, 2019

We pray for our family of blue in the east part of TN as well as the family of our fallen brother.

Dep. D. J. Sons
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, TN

March 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Sergeant Hinkle. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 7, 2019

RIP Sergeant Hinkle

Sam Park

March 7, 2019

RIP Sergeant Hinkle

Chris Cosgriff
Founder & Executive Director
Officer Down Memorial Page

March 7, 2019

RIP Sergeant Hinkle. Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. Thank you for your service. Salute and Respect

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

March 6, 2019

Sergeant Hinkle you are a hero to all who knew you. In over 40 plus years I have known you not once did I ever hear you have a cross word for anyone or anything. Heaven is a brighter place now that you are there. Your memory will live for ever at SCSO. No coffee will ever be drank without thinking of you. Rest well my brother and friend til we see each other again.

Sergeant Ron Bacon retired
Sullivan County Sheriffs Office

March 6, 2019

Sgt. Hinkle you are a hero in every since of the word. In the 40 plus years I knew you I never heard you say a bad word about anyone or anything. The way you lived was an inspiration to all who knew you. Heaven is a brighter place now that you are there. Thank you for being a great friend and coworker. Watch over us as I know you wil, love you brother and will see you one day.

Sergeant Ron Bacon retired
Sullivan County Sheriffs Office

March 6, 2019

Sergeant Hinkle, you were a hero in the truest sense of the word, and for your selfless dedication to your bravery, your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

I'm a civilian who cares & appreciates the dedicated and unselfish service rendered by our police officers. I pray for them everyday, living or dead.

March 6, 2019

Sgt Hinkle, you were so close to retirement and yet you bravely answered the call! I salute you and I am grateful for men and women like you. You, Sir are a Hero and I am sure you are watching over all of us now from Heaven's view. May God Bless you and all those that love you.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

March 6, 2019

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