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

He didn't deserve any of this.

Vicente Rosales

June 25, 2014

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

May 18, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Dinkheller. My father, the police chief of Potts Camp, Ms was also killed during a traffic stop less than 5 years before the Deputy in 1993. I do believe there is a special place in heaven God has for our protectors and peacemakers and we will see them again. God bless.

Joe Thomason, Jr.
son of fallen officer Joe Thomason

May 13, 2014

Rest in Peace Deputy. Dinkheller. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.


March 21, 2014

Kyle, I wanted to thank you for the privilege to have bicycled in your name during the 2013 Police Unity Tour. It was an honor to have bicycled the 330 mi. from NJ to Washington, DC and visit The Law Enforcement Memorial which bears your name. Throughout the four day ride I reflected on your story and can only hope I did you proud for it was so important to me that you were recognized for your service. Rest in Peace Kyle, you are not forgotten... Respectfully, Marc Loveland

Ptl. Marc Loveland
Bloomingdale Police Department, NJ

January 27, 2014

I viewed this video for the first time earlier this week in a class I attended at our police academy. At the end of the video the class was totally silent. I have been an officer/detective for 29 years with our department and as I near retirement this video reminds me of how dangerous this job can be. As others have posted I too use this terrible event as a reminder of what can happen on any given day in this profession. I pray for the peace and comfort of your precious family and the safety of officers every day all over our nation. Thank you for your dedicated service may you rest in peace and may the person who committed this horrible act be justly punished.

Detective M. Furr
Ft Worth Texas PD

January 24, 2014

I watch the "video" regularly, just know that you did not die in vain for I am positive that you have saved countless lives.

You will never be forgotten.



January 22, 2014

You are not forgotten

A fellow officer

January 12, 2014

To my nephew that I miss so much. Today is 16 years ago that you were killed in the line of duty. Not a day goes by that we all don't miss you or talk about you. I wish you were here to see your children grow up. I love you and again miss you so much. Until we are together again....

Love Auntie Ella

January 12, 2014

I encountered your story online, and it has learned me not to take every good outcome for granted.
It's a shame you had to go so young. I'm sure you were a very good officer.
Rest in peace.

De Poorter T. - Motorcyclist
Belgian Customs

November 9, 2013

Deputy Dinkheller, I saw your video last night in my armed guard class, I'm going to the academy this year. I hope I have the heart you had when times are tough, to make the effort to save a life at all costs. Thank you for better preparing me for the danger ahead when I hit the streets. God bless you and rest in peace.

Michael J. Hall Senior Airman
USAF Veteran

October 27, 2013

Deputy Dinkheller.

Words cannot express the sorrow that your fateful encounter brings. Like countless others have already stated, your video was shown to my academy class during training. I've never heard a room full of 50 recruits so quite.

Almost 9 months later, I finally brought myself to watch your dashcam's footage again. 9 months later, I am at a loss for words. Thank you for walking the thin blue line, and keeping the people of Laurens County safe. The lessons that you taught me will be carried with me until the end. Rest in peace, Brother

Officer E. Jahnke
Tucson Police Department

October 16, 2013

Why is the piece of crap that killed this officer still alive? He was sentanced to death......NOW KILL HIM AND BE DONE WITH IT!!!

Concerned citizen
State of Georgia

October 11, 2013

I feel bad after watched the video, R.I.P Hero.

Michael Huang

October 11, 2013

Kyle~ Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your lessons.

Det. B. Laviine

October 8, 2013

I know many would like to see that video destroyed, but this incident shows young people who are wanting to become police officers the realness of what can happen. I saw this video while going to school for Law Enforcement, I have never forgotten this video and what had happened that fateful day. On my dash I have a teddy bear with a badge in honor of all the fallen offices who have died by the hands of another or their own. This video will have an impact on future officers of what can happen in a situations, and how to react to it. I know may still hurt even though it has been sometime, I feel bad for his family, friends and the department, but if this video stays in circulation, Deputy Dinkheller is still on duty in this video and is helping future officers stay alive. The family should be proud of him, that after the death he still is making an impact on others, and that is a true hero.


August 1, 2013

I know it is many years since this happen and my heart goes out to the family of this brave man. I hope as well they destroy this video my heart cried seeing this and also glad that the murderer was caught. he was a brave officer standing his ground in the line of duty a true hero to his fellow officers . Much respect and love to him and his family.

Raven Westcott

July 28, 2013

I just wanted to say Thank you for your service and bravery. I heart cried out to watch this video and know there was nothing I could do. While so many have posted about the video, I pray one day they destroy it. Know that you have touched the hearts of more people than you will even know. Know your children grow up knowing their father was a hero among men, and as you sit by our lords side, May your love for them shine down as rays of sunlight.
God Bless.

David Bowman

July 12, 2013

God be with you and your family Deputy.


June 28, 2013

I just watched the video and it will forever be etched into my brain.....Dear God, this was somebody's son.
May God Continue To Heal This Family's Pain.
Forever a hero Kyle!


June 22, 2013

I am currently in a criminal justice class and we watched this video and it is just sickening how little regard one can show to another human. I am glad justice was served.


June 17, 2013

To the Dinkheller family,

My heart and prayers are with all of you. This incident will be forever burned into my mind after viewing the video. Ill never forget Kyles sacrifice and the suffering he endured to preserve peace. I thank all of you for having the courage to allow us who are starting a law enforcement career to learn from this horrific tragedy. God bless.

Spc. Spinney
US Army

May 11, 2013


Those who don't wear a badge will never realize the reality and risks that comes with the job we are sworn to carry out. Your service and courage lives on in every Peace Officer who vows to not be defeated. You are remembered and the ultimate price you paid will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, brother!

Deputy Jameson Keith
Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office

April 22, 2013

Mr. Dinkheller,

I recently watched the dash cam video of that fateful day, and found this page. I came across this and felt compelled to leave a message, yet the words are hard to find. The horrific events that took place left me with a feeling in my stomach that I've never felt before, a level of rage I've never felt before. But, in the end, you ended up saving so many lives, and opened a lot of eyes. Not just in the police world, or the military world, but the civilian world as well. What I watched, will forever be burned into my memory.

Your bravery is a shining example for all to follow; In the face of fear, in the face of death, you stood your ground and performed your duty until the bitter end. You truly are a hero, and I hope your family takes solace in that.

See you on the other side, brother.


April 10, 2013

I felt sick to my stomach watching that, may he rest in peace

Officer Wilson
Cincinnati Police Department

March 15, 2013

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