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Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller | Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

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

 

As I watched this dash cam, I could only think to myself "this Officer did not want to take a life". I will pray for his family tonight, especially his now teenage child, who only knows his Daddy from pictures and this video. I'm disgusted your murderer was able to live 15 years, albeit in prison. God Bless you Deputy Kyle Dinkheller. I am a Christian. A Christian who believes in the death penalty for cop killers.

May your murderer rot in hell.

Rest Peacefully now Sir

Dispatcher
January 13, 2015

"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for Eye, and Tooth for Tooth" - Matthew 5:38.

Rest in Peace now, my brother. You are never forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Gray
Penobscot County Sheriff's Office
January 13, 2015

Kyle, although I never personally knew you I have heard so many great things about you. The dash cam video is truly your way of STILL PROTECTING AND SERVING. The execution of the scum that took you from your family and friends has finally come to pass. Hopefully this will bring them some peace. May you REST IN PEACE!!!! You will always be our hero and you will never be forgotten. To the family....continue to stay strong and be blessed!

K.Green
Laurens County citizen
January 13, 2015

I saw this video years ago going through the sheriff's academy and every time I made a traffic stop, the images came back and made me more vigilant. His death probably saved many lives. Rest easy, Kyle, and thank you.

Larry in NM
Former LEO
January 13, 2015

I watched this video and cried. Tears for you and for your family and fellow police officers. Thoughts and prayers to your family. Rest in peace :( you are missed

monica
civilian
January 13, 2015

RIP Brother

Officer
Houston, Texas
January 13, 2015

You can rest easy now that justice is finally served. We have your watch, Brother. Know that the lessons you left for us have stayed with us all and will continue to keep us ever mindful, ever watchful. May you continue to watch our six as you did on Earth.

K. K. Stern
Alexandria (VA) Police Department
January 13, 2015

In 10 minutes your murderer will accept his dying fate. Though this won't bring you back, this incident has saved thousands of officers lives and is taught at Police Academy's across the nation. Rest in Peace, brother.

Ofc Schrader
Saint Albans, Vermont Police Department
January 13, 2015

Officer Dinkheller, In about 35 minutes of me writing this, your murderer will be executed. I am only sorry that it took 17 years for justice to be served. May you and your family now find peace. You died a hero, and I thank you and all of your family and friends for the sacrifice,

R Carroll
Thankful Citizen
January 13, 2015

Thinking about you today. Hopefully a small part of your families pain will be put to rest tomorrow. The events of that day never get easier to watch.

Sgt. James Herndon
Cobb County Sheriff's Office
January 12, 2015

Hopefully, tomorrow, your family can begin to heal from your senseless murder. You will never be forgotten. God Bless.

Lisa B.
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LE SUPPORTER
January 12, 2015

I, too, am speechless and in tears after watching this video. I pray for this officer and his family. I pray for all of the officers and police force. You risk your lives everyday and are not shown the respect you deserve. Officer Dinkheller, I will not forget your service to the people of Georgia.

Carolyn H. Rader
citizen
January 11, 2015

Though words cannot truly express the tragedy of that violent encounter, it should be noted that your selfless service and sacrifice was displayed thousands of times in academies and has saved lives, my friend. It is my hope that next week brings some healing to your family.

With great sadness and respect,

Special Agent
Inspector General
January 8, 2015

RIP Kyle, you paid the ultimate price for protecting the public.

May you receive justice on Jan.13th!

Mike Wiesner
Educator
January 7, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
January 3, 2015

The video was very disturbing and i felt n still feel physically sick....but your Brannan is set to be executed on Jan 15, 2015...may you rest peacefully you were much to young...

Sam
January 3, 2015

Soon buddy, very soon. 13 Jan 2015 at 1900 hours you'll finally get justice.

Sheep Dog
January 3, 2015

Hey Kyle good news they have set an execution date for that sob who took your life. It is set for January [email protected] 7 pm let's hope there's no hang ups.If that sob shows up knocking on heavens door you kick his ass to hell where he belongs!!!

Bernard Pitts
brother in blue
January 2, 2015

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 students....it 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.

Anonymous
Mother & Wife of Officer & Trooper
September 26, 2014

 
 

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