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

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.


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

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

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

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.


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

I saw this video on Facebook and it has forever changed the way that I view and think of officers! That video left me scared and speechless! That is something NO ONE should have to face or go through...and officers face that very possibly every time they go on duty! You died way too soon! I am glad that the Monster who took your life has finally been brought to justice! Your story has helped I am sure save countless officers lives! You are a HERO! RIP OFFICER DINKHELLER!

Robyn McAllister

December 14, 2016

Officer Dinkheller, you are a true HERO in every sense of the word. I just saw this video for the first time today and my heart is filled with so much sadness. I then read about your life and who you were. You sir were robbed of a great life you truly deserved and a beautiful little girl who I am sure adored her daddy. A son you never got the privilege of meeting who I pray has been told his entire life how much he would have meant to you and how much you would have loved him. Sir, thank you so much for your service and your protection of others. Your life was one of honor and I just want to pay the respect of saluting you and your brave family. Many officers have learned and been saved because of your tragedy. Thank you Officer Dinkheller for your service. Thank you Mrs. Dinkheller for your courage in keeping this video out there to teach others. May God always bless you and your family. With much love and respect.


September 29, 2016

He gave the offender every chance to stop. The officers devotion to avoid an incident led to his murder. Thank you for your service, hero.

Citizen 414

September 21, 2016

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