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 saw the "full" video during a training session here in GA shortly after this occured. It was the most gut wrenching experience. Kyles last sounds will be with me forever.
It was announced on the Atlanta news today that the execution of his killer has been scheduled for January 13th. Maybe justice will prevail , albeit 17 years to the day to late. Prayers for the Dinkheller family during this time has they will be faced with reliving it.

Chief Marshal, Retired Robby Barkley
Roswell, Ga. Marshal Office

January 2, 2015

Saw this officers death quite by accident while researching another subject. The video left me traumatised and upset; I don't think I'll forget the sounds and sights.

Please rest in peace Officer Dinkheller; you were a brave man in a brave proffesion, who left this life long before you should have.

I pray your loss will not be in vain.

Ian Shepherd
British civilian

January 1, 2015

I saw this video for the first time today. I pray that you rest in peace.

Ofc. M. Gregory
Coppell PD

December 14, 2014

I retired from Law Enforcement in 1998. I saw this video for the first time yesterday. My immediate reaction was to critique what I thought the Deputy did wrong. But I was left with nothing but sadness for him and his family. Many will watch the video and use it for training purposes. But I hope that what is not lost is the fact a young husband, son and father lost his life that day. God Bless. Rest in peace.

Ret SGT Ken May
Durham NC Police Dept

December 8, 2014

I was told that someone had posted the video to REDDIT today. I had to go back and look at it again. I used to show this video over and over again at our Advanced Training Branch in Artesia, NM. (now the regular academy for Border Patrol. Every time I showed this video and saw it I would look at the faces of my was unbelievable. Seasoned agents were speechless. The video was probably one of my best teaching tools on how fast things escalate. I had not seen it in years but I thought of it almost every time I pulled someone over. I saw it again today and it still shocks me, it's like the first time I ever saw it. What a waste of life. My prayers to the family.

First Line Supervisor. Albert Montoya
U.S. Border Patrol

November 8, 2014

I took a "Street Survival" seminar where I originally saw the dashcam video. As disturbing as it is, I still go back and watch it as a reminder of what could happen. I also show it to new officers as a reminder to not hesitate and go home at the end of your shift. If you truly are in fear of your life, then it its time to take it up a notch. Don't wait. Take action. Listen to the cues you are given. Trust your gut.
RIP brother. You have taught us a valuable lesson. It will not go forgotten.

Sgt. MB5314

October 27, 2014

My condolocences to Deputy Dinkheller's family & friends.

The video is very disturbing. It haunts you after watching it. As for destroying it, why when it can save other officer's lives. Destroying it will not change what happened, it will not erase the killer's cold & callous disrespect for life.

Justice can only be served when the killer is executed the same way. Lethal injection? Please, that is like going into hospital for surgery knowing there is a risk you may not come out of the anaesthesia.

Mother & Wife of Officer & Trooper

September 26, 2014

I watched the dash cam video today and I am truly shaken by it. This chilling video showed that Kyle truly had compassion and respect for human life, even though it ended up costing him his own. I am sure he was a great person that did his job with genuine integrity. My thoughts and payers go out to this hero and his family. God be with you all.

Civilian - Mark

August 22, 2014

It is with great respect i submit a 21 mark salute to you sir . - /////// - /////// - /////// - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Officer Kyle Dinkheller R.I.P , SIR !!!

Clements unit - CO5
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division

August 4, 2014

Bem, sou policial no Brasil e com frequencia fico sabendo da morte de colega policiais, mas é muito diferente de ver um vídeo como este. Somente hoje, dia 01 de agosto de 2014, tomei conhecimento deste vídeo. É chocante ver a vida do policial Kyle ser tirada dessa maneira por um monstro. Senti muita dor quando ouvi os seus gritos de desespero, suplicando para que o monstro não lhe tirasse a vida. Foi embora tão jovem. Que Deus acolha a sua alma e o coloque no melhor lugar que existe no Céu. Apesar de muito tarde, deixo os meus respeitosos sentimentos aos seus familiares.

Policial Adilson

August 1, 2014

"Who does not live to serve, does not serve to live!" If I go to war and i will back, God will be with me. But if I go to war and not come back, I will be with him! I'm a military Policeman in Sao Paulo- Brazil at least 13 years, I've been involved in several shootings, Thank God I never hurt me! Rest in peace Mr. Dinkheller and god bless your loved ones...

Corporal Pantoja Policeman from Brazil
Rota- Special Unit from Military Police from Sao Paulo- Brazil

July 30, 2014

It's been 16 years since this s.o.b Took your life kyle. And you're not forgotten I can't wait til that piece of trash gets his death sentence carried out.I wish I could've been there to back you up .Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Bernard Pitts
Peace officer Georgia

July 30, 2014

I am currently a college student getting my criminal justice degree to one day be able to serve and protect the streets I grew up in. In a couple of my Criminal Justice classes we have watched and learned from his video. There is no doubt that Dep. Dinkheller's death was not in vain and he will live on forever as current and future officers continue to see his ultimate sacrifice, the lessons it has taught will save countless officers every day out on patrol. His choice to try and save a life at all costs even when it meant giving his own is one that shows true courage and care for the citizens he swore to protect. We learn from Dep. Dinkheller's death and because of his ultimate sacrifice thousands of officers are able to continue to uphold the values he stood for. Gone but not forgotten, R.I.P.B.

Michael Welch, Tifton,GA
BA. in Criminal Justice

July 30, 2014

Rest peacefully Dep. Dinkheller. You are gone but not forgotten.

YN2(AW) Joseph Pallazzo
US Navy

July 22, 2014

Rest with God deputy Dinkheller.Prayers for your family. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

July 9, 2014

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

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