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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

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

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

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