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

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

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

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