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 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

Well I never saw anything like this before but It was very disturbing... thanks for serving justice brother .... May you rest in peace

Officer Banks
Chickasaw Alabama Police Department

February 27, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Former LEO

February 4, 2013

Hi Kyle, its Auntie Ella. Cant believe its been 15 years today since you were taken from us. I love you and miss you so much and think about you everyday. I wish you were here to see your children and everyone. Words can not express the loss we all feel. Until we are together again, I miss you and love you.

Auntie Ella

January 12, 2013

To the family and loved ones of this brave officer, I commend you on your bravery and selfless sacrafice to take a homicidal sociopath off the streets. Knowing that your individual sacafice of life, was instrumental in helping train countless officers, in the procedures to effectively handle similar situations of deadly force encounters. Furthermore, saving the lives of citizens this murderer could have impacted unknowingly.

My heartfelt condolences goes out to your loving wife and daughter whom you were taken from so prematurely.

I can only hope the State of Georgia soon carries out the punishiment, this violent offender is truely deserving of.

Rest In Peace Deputy Dinkheller, You are, and never will be, forgotten.

MSG(R) James Grabowski
December 8, 2012

MSG(R) James Grabowski
US Army

December 10, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Dinkheller.

Know that your death was not in vain.

Through your sacrifice, you have saved countless lives. May your friends and family take comfort in that fact.

You are not forgotten.


October 30, 2012

You did not die in vain, my friend. You have saved more officers than you will ever know. Rest easy in have already served your time in he'll.

Ofc. Matthew Erbele
Lansdale Borough Police Dept.

October 13, 2012

your video was a part of my training at a spear class and i know you will never know the things you have changed. i sorry. rest well your in good company.

captain parker
new london tx police department

September 26, 2012

Your video was part of my training, and it is the one part I will never forget. You have saved many officers from getting too complacent, and I'm sure you have and will save many officer lives. Rest in peace. You are a true hero.

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer

September 23, 2012

Your dash cam was part of my training. I am filled with anger to what happen to you and also all of our bothers and sisters out in the states who deal with the lowest of humanity. I salute you for your service and bravery. May god bless you and your family.

Police Ofiicer

August 26, 2012

Sir, First I salute you! You were a very brave young man and you will aspire to be a guardian in a much better place. I ask you to watch over my shoulder as I put my uniform on everyday.

Police Officer

August 1, 2012

It is so sad.

Spc Thompson

July 26, 2012

The video was hard to watch; very sad. It was difficult for me to see you die in such a manner. As I saw the incident unfold, my heart was pounding in my chest. I could almost feel the emotions that were going on.

I already had a great deal of respect for those in law enforcement, but that video made me respect law enforcement officers even more. A shame that your child will grow up without you there. May you rest in peace.


July 14, 2012

Rest in peace Kyle, and thank you for your service.

Officer Caleb A. Herschler
Manassas City Police Department

July 8, 2012

Your not 10-7, 10-42. Your merely 10-6 on a 10-84.

Deputy D.M. Stephenson
Turner county sheriff's office, Ga

July 7, 2012

A Hero may fall but shall never be forgotten and you Sir were a Hero. I watched the video of the incident and it just made me sick. I too can assure you as a civilian I would have come to your aid and backed you up. I would have proudly stood next to you and assisted in the fight with this disturbed person. May you RIP now and my prayers are with your childern.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 29, 2012

I watched the video during training and my heart aches for what happened. God bless your family.

Cpl. Scott Edwards
Correctional Officer

June 13, 2012

So senseless, I think of this dash cam frequently on patrol on even the most minor traffic stops. God bless men like you in a world like this

Police Officer

June 5, 2012

Hello Kyle, I knew I would never be able to forget your dash, I don't ever watch it anymore, but somehow I am drawn to it. There is a moment when during your reloading, you saw him running over and then your horrifying screams are all we can hear. Although we can't see you, we know what is happening and it is disgusting. You were just a kid, no older than myself, with everything to live for and that man took it away.

Doc Holliday

June 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Dinkheller you are a hero and my thoughts are with you and your family..God bless

I hope Andrew Brannan suffers and rots in hell...I hate him for what he did to Kyle.

Civilian, Great Britain

May 24, 2012

I've seen the horrific video from your interceptor's dash cam. I'm so very sorry that additional officers didn't get there in time... I know I can speak for every law enforcement officer when I say if we could've been there to back you up personally, we would've done so in a heart beat. I just want you to know what has happened to you while tragic, is actually helping to save police officers' lives today with better training and a heads up in awareness. We can't let evil like this get away and we won't. Rest easy Sir, we have the watch.

Airman Z. O'Neill
USAF SF Patrolman

May 21, 2012

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