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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

This is so terrible, i have no words for it.
You Sir are a real Hero!! God bless you and your family.

Rest In Peace.

Stefan
A Swede

April 13, 2012

It's been fifteen long years since that night that you got killed. I know that several of us that were there that night still ride out to Whipples Crossing and reflect on how fast we can be gone in this line of work. We know you are with our Lord and pray that you rest in peace.

Det Sgt
Former Co-Worker

April 10, 2012

Rest In Peace Kyle,

I almost cried seeing what happened to you that day. I will never forget it.
My mind will always be with you, even though we are both complete strangers.

A Belgian.

None
None

April 7, 2012

I saw the video of that day and it flooded memories back too me of the two on duty police shooting i was in. Yesterday in my inservice class i saw it for the first time. It hurt my soul to the core. Im also a veteran of law eforcement and military. I served in GULF WAR 91 and SOMALIA 93. I felt soo sick and the memories came back and i wished that i could've helped you in some way! I'm still sick about it for you and your family. Its a reminder for all law enforcement to be vigilant. The murdering [email protected]*t bag who ambushed you should've been executed after he was found guilty!! I got into my vehicle to go home and i cried for you buddy and for your family. GODSPEED

DEPUTY TONY TAYLOR FTO
Warren County Sheriffs Dept, TN

April 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Dinkheller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 1, 2012

While I did not know you, you will never be forgotten. Your memory eternally burned in the minds of thousands of academy recruits each year. May we kearn from this tragedy, to prevent it from happening again. RIP Brother...

Officer Jon W.
AVPD

February 27, 2012

We watched your video in our academy class today and I cannot tell you how angry I was. I want to thank you for your service and I cannot express my feeling. I wish I could go back in time and be by your side to put this evil in his place, 6 feet under. You will be remembered.

Police Recruit Lee

February 20, 2012

I watched your dashcam video for the first time last week and have not been able to shake it since. I have been a Officer for 5 years and have gotten complacent at times...never again. I wanted to write something but could not think of anything which would convey how I feel by any means, so I am sharing a quote I saw below from a fellow brother. It is fitting for how I feel at this moment. It is as follows:

Deputy Dinkheller,

I truly believe that there isn’t a single sworn law enforcement officer in the USA who would not run through the gates of Hell itself in order to back you up that terrible day.

You will have my respect for all of my days.

Be at peace Brother

Officer Clinton Nelms #9358
City of Sacramento, California

February 18, 2012

Sir,
We just watched your dash cam video in our academy class... And words do not express what happened that day. You will always be remembered, and I thank you for your service... RIP sir, you served as an example to us all...

Joe - Police Academy Recruit

February 17, 2012

Terrible, I hope the man who killed Kyle Wayne Dinkheller rots in the deepest level of hell. My regards go to Deputy Dinkheller and his family.

Upset Citizen

January 25, 2012

This is why police need to be able to use deadly force when anyone acts the way this man was acting prior to getting his rifle out. There were two men in that truck, making it a lot more difficult for the officer. I'm not in law enforcement and don't know anyone who is, yet i understand that this officer needed to be allowed to shoot this man BEFORE the man got the gun out. I just wonder how the knee jerk anti-cop types cannot see what's obvious to me. Thank you to all the law enforcement who deal with these kinds of situations and risk your lives to maintain some order and safety for the rest of us. Thank you, Deputy Dinkheller. You were one brave man.

Lori
none

January 13, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

January 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 12, 2012

May the gods bless this brave young man. He gave his life too soon. See you in Valhalla brother!

SSG Schacht
U.S. Army

January 5, 2012

ive seen this video several times... my prayers are with you and your family..you are a hero, and being on the streets myself , i am reminded of what can happen. RIP you are not forgotten..

Police Officer
Los Angeles

December 30, 2011

I have just seen the video. Something cold touched me in inside when I realised that those screams, were that of you dying. 22 with a young family... killed for nothing at all. I believe in justice and redemption... but I do think it was right your killer was sentenced to death with such expediency. God Bless you and yours.

Jonathan Davidson
Civ. None.

December 19, 2011

Today in at a training event a room full of law enforcement viewed the tape of that traffic stop. I had seen it once before 3 years previous while training in my academy. I never wanted to see it again. I had to keep my hands clenched to view it. We watch it so some little kernel of goodness can come from your death. We watch it to better be prepared for the tasks we perform. May your family take comfort and may your soul rest in peace knowing even in death you will be helping officers and deputies all over the world.

officer

December 7, 2011

Mr. Dinkheller,

I never met or knew you, and it almost seems pathetic to think all I can do in your memory is post on this website. Still, I read an engraving on a building at school the other day, and I thought of you.

It read "We Will Keep Faith With You Who Lie Asleep"

I'm so sorry for what happened to you and your family, I know you are watching over them today.

Matthew
Non affiliated

December 4, 2011

Deputy Dinkheller,

This evening, I have been brought to a state of sorrow, and constant thought about the events of that horrible day.

From a 19 year old in Ontario, Canada, in university with the sole intention of becoming a police officer, you will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Ryan F
Civilian

November 19, 2011

Deputy Dinkheller,

As just having seen the video of that horrific day, I must say that I'm moved to tears.

I'm glad there are troopers out on the road to save us from the general madness that has gripped so much of humanity today.

I hope to meet you in the next life.

Bob S
Civilian
Phoenix, AZ

Bob S
Regular Yahoo

November 8, 2011

Deputy Dinkheller,

I truly believe that there isn’t a single sworn law enforcement officer in the USA who would not run through the gates of Hell itself in order to back you up that terrible day.

You will have my respect for all of my days.

Be at peace Brother; We have the watch.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township Police Department, PA

October 29, 2011

I was exposed to your courageous moment today for the first time in my Criminal Justice class and I can not begin to Thank You enough and praise you for your courage. You continue to teach new officers about the evil that lurks. May you rest in peace Deputy Dinkheller you will never be forgotten.

Jausel
Justice Student

October 6, 2011

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WATCHING YOUR VIDEO WHILE IN THE ACADEMY WAS ONE OF THE MOST HORRIFIC LESSONS I LEARNED, AND KNOWING THAT YOU PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU LOVE AND THAT KIND OF LOVE IS WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO YOUR END AND THE COURAGE THAT YOU SHOWED, ONLY MAKE ME WANT TO BE THE BEST THAT I COULD BE IN THE FIELD AND ON THE ROAD AND HAVE THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH YOU HAD. YOU ARE GONE BUT NEVER A FORGOTTEN FELLOW OFFICER. R.I.P KYLE DENKHELLER.

PATROLMAN MARK COLEMAN
QUITMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 27, 2011

I want to say thank you for what you did and for what you continue to do, you educate people every day how dangerous people can be. You will NEVER be forgotten for your ultimate sacrifice RIP and God Bless.

Sr. Corr. Ofc. J. MacFarland
Va. Dept. of Corr.

September 25, 2011

Every once in a while, I come on here and see you have not been forgotten by the world. It disgusts me that Brannan would continue about filing appeals and over staying his welcome. He is no veteran to me, he lost that respect of me the day he killed you. Shot you in your back, legs just to immobilize you.. But it's been what over 14 years since then and I pray for you and your family. You were 22 and had the maturity that he should of had at his age, gave him so many chances but he did not give you a chance.. Rest in peace Deputy Dinkheller.

HM3 Richardson
US Navy/MEF

September 8, 2011

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