Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

The first time I heard your story was 12 years ago, when I was looking into getting into law enforcement. It was not easy then, and it's even harder now. I think about what happened often. I wish I could change it. As a husband and father, I cannot begin to imagine what your family went through and goes through everyday. I know for me, someone who never knew you, it still reverberates in my mind. You are very much still remembered, and I think every LEO in America knows who you are and your sacrifice. Every traffic stop, every call, your name and that stop will echo in my mind. Thank you for your service, and your bravery. Your loss is still felt and remembered, and your sacrifice has saved so many other officers ever since. Rest in peace Deputy, you will always be in my thoughts

Officer Recruit David Muncy
Hopewell Police Department

February 18, 2021

Thinking of you today. Lest we forget.

Sergeant
Denver Police Department

January 12, 2021

Oddly enough, I was looking at the story of two officers in Forsyth County when I clicked on this website. I thought of you but I must admit, I couldn't remember your last name. I decided to click on the Today in history to scan the names and there you were. What are the odds? I first watched the dash cam footage in a criminal justice course in 2012. My heart broke listening to you. What a terrible situation. We were told you were admonished recently prior to that bfor pulling your weapon out too soon and is why you didn't pull your weapon on this scene sooner. Such a tragedy but I speak of you often as we train police officers today. We live in a world where every officer is scrutinized for their decisions. While losing your job or being sued is bad, losing your life is a whole different story and our officers should all feel comfortable drawing their weapon whenever they feel they need to. I'm sorry your life ended the way it did and your children didn't get to know their father. I know they look up to you for the brave hero that you were. Rest in peace.

Sallie, Coordinator
UNG Public Safety Academy

January 12, 2021

I remember the dashcam video from day one when it all began. Kyle fought the good fight as all good, well-trained cops should do. He will always be remembered and never forgotten.

POIII Lev Ellian (ret.)
Montgomery County Police (MD)

August 30, 2020

I am so thankful for you..your didn't have to go through that At all I watched the video and oh my God the screams it ...hunted me but I feel so sad :'(
R.I.P to a hero may God and family be with you

Mimi Ruffin

May 24, 2020

So very sad to lose one of our LEOs that put their life on the line dealing with mental illness & evil alike. May you forever rest in our Heavenly Father’s arms.

Kathleen Harrison

March 18, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Dinkheller. Young and brave!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 28, 2020

Rest in Peace Kyle, habe deine traurige Geschichte gesehen und bin traurig und schockiert, was dir und deinem Kollegen passiert ist, Der Gerechtigkeit wurde genüge getan Gott schütze Dich und deine Familie so unfassbar und sinnlos, Eine gute Seele ging zu früh So tragisch wie dein Leben beendet wurde.

Frau
Misses

January 25, 2020

First time I saw the video, was during my Police Academy in March 2003. I was shocked and sadden of this tragic event. RIP brother.

Officer Dagoberto Rendon
Laredo Police Department

January 13, 2020

First time I saw the video, was during my Police Academy in March 2003. I was shocked and sadden of this tragic event. RIP brother.

Officer Dagoberto Rendon
Laredo Police Department

January 13, 2020

Worked with Kyle in the county jail. Was on duty that night at Wrightsville Ga. P.D.

Richard D Mahoney Jr.
Laurens County Sheriff Office, Wrightsville Police Department

January 12, 2020

I learned of your story while in the police academy. I was just two years old on that tragic day . Your a hero who will never be forgotten may you continue to rest peacefully .

Brandon Patrolman
Chicago police

December 16, 2019

RIP officer Dinkheller. I watched the video from your car in a police tribute on youtube. after watching it, I just almost broke down in class and cried, your screaming haunted me the entire day. I HATE COP KILLERS, ALL OF THEM CAN ROT IN HADES.

Jackson Resch

November 18, 2019

Today I learned about you from your Dad. It was good to get to know who you were as a person. I know it can’t be easy for him to share you with us but I am so thankful he did. Your memory is not forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace, we will take it from here.

Lt. Eric Gray
TX DPS

November 12, 2019

RIP brave hero

No RANK Max Wulz

August 31, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Dinkheller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2019

Angela, as we just remembered our Officer, John Paul Monego, 12/12/1998,
I recall knowing you, tracing your husbands name from the Memorial
Wall n Washington, D.c. when we
visited Police Memorial Week.
Please, if you, or any of the folks who know you see this, please give my email address to Angela.
We will never forget.
Wendi Rank
[email protected]
Wendi Rank (FB)

Wendi Rank
Police Wives

December 10, 2018

Rest in peace brother!

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson

August 23, 2018

I am late in my entry. I just became aware of this officer's sacrifice. I am praying for him and his family. I want his family to know when I pray for him I receive assurance he is with our Lord. One of my best friends and brother in Christ is a Sherriff's officer in my community. All law enforcement deserves a great deal of respect. In Jesus name we should be thankful every day. God bless the Dinkheller family. If any of you would like to pray please let me know. I left an accurate email address. Much agape.

Charles Wilson, civilian
I am a respectful and thankful citizen

August 19, 2018

I have never forgotten the dash cam footage. I will never forget the sacrifice you gave to help save countless lives of police and security officers. Prayers go out to your family, friends, and fellow officers.

Leila R. Smith
Civilian/Security Officer
Missouri

July 10, 2018

I have not forgotten. I will never forget. Your service and sacrifice has saved countless lives. Your legacy will always live on.

Erin Gibson-Darrow
Wife of a CSPD Officer (Ret.)

January 13, 2018

That was a terrifying video... You were so young... Thank you for your service and God bless your family!

Dmytro Goloborodko

September 22, 2017

One of the most saddest footage I have ever seen. I will never forget his sacrifice. He was a great officer and a brave one. No sympathy for Cop killers as that cops are hear to protect you. Since I was young I wanted to be one and this gave me the determination to stop people who are sick like this killing anymore great people. RIP Kyle Dinkheller

Callan -civilian
citizen -australia

May 15, 2017

Such a sad story. Glad the offender no longer walks among us.

Officer
CBP

April 17, 2017

Thinking of you today Deputy Dinkheller on the 19th anniversary of your untimely passing. I have learned a great deal from the video of your incident & I'm sure It will save many Officers lives.

Patrolman Stephen Hall
Dalton Borough Police

January 12, 2017

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