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

You can finally now Rest In Peace my Brother! Thank you for your service and may God Bless you and your family now and Forever.

Deputy Sheriff III Brian Wade
Alexandria Sheriffs Office

February 2, 2015

Thank you for your service. I'm at a loss somewhat for words. What I can say is I appreciate what you and other officers have done & continue to so, which is to serve & protect. To many take you for granted. RIP Kyle.

Andrew, Civilian

January 27, 2015

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service, Kyle.

Shannon

January 20, 2015

Eu vi esse vídeo alguns anos atrás em um programa de TV aqui no Brasil e fiquei bastante triste. Nas imagens, percebe-se que o oficial Dinkheller fez de tudo para preservar a vida do motorista da caminhoneta e isso acabou ocasionando essa tragédia. Ele teve oportunidade de neutralizar o veterano de guerra, mais não o fez porque era muito jovem e inexperiente, ao contrário do veterano, que além de ser frio era também um bom atirador. Depois desse incidente tenho certeza que muitas vidas de policiais não só nos Estados Unidos da América, mas como de todo o mundo já foram salvas. Aqui no Brasil nós sempre tomamos esses casos como exemplos, e serve para mostrar o quanto é perigosa essa atividade de policial, onde muitas vezes oficiais que estão representando a lei são assassinados de forma brutal e covarde. Nas academias de formação de policiais de todo o mundo, essas imagens, além de outras devem ser mostradas em cursos de formação dos agentes da lei para que eles fiquem ainda mais vigilantes durante o serviço e assim o número de policiais mortos venha a diminuir bastante. A justiça tarda, mas não falha. O assassino do oficial Dinkheller vai queimar eternamente no inferno.

Subtenente Ronaldo de Oliveira
Polícia Militar do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

January 19, 2015

I just watched the video of the incident that took Officer Dinkheller's life. I am sorry that it happened, I cannot find the words to express my thoughts. I am just so sorry, my condolences to his family. I just really felt led to send my thoughts and prayers after viewing that.

Civilian

January 16, 2015

I hadn't seen the video until today, very sad. I don't know how a man could kill another man, let alone a man of the law. Just goes to show you how sick this world is. I know he was executed a couple days ago but it's not enough, especially such a quick, painless death. He should've been stabbed and left to bleed out. I can't get this video out of my mind, hopefully this will help teach other officers. I can't fathom why such a rural area didn't have two officers per car. Kyle had his whole life to live and this selfish old man with no more potential decided to take his life.

Andrew P
Concerned Citizen

January 15, 2015

At long last your murderer is burning in hell!

God bless you brother, RIP!

J carrigan police officer
Heyworth PD

January 15, 2015

May the family of this fine young man finally have peace.

civilian from police family

January 15, 2015

i'm glad the scum that took you is now gone from this Earth, as you were taken 17 years ago. I've been thinking about your death recently. I hope your wife and children are at peace.

n/a
citizen

January 14, 2015

Justice has finally been served. Your killer was executed yesterday. May your spirit find peace.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

January 14, 2015

The man who stole you from your family and friends was executed for his crimes yesterday. Know that the justice you sought to uphold has been maintained. I pray your family can rest tonight better than they have these past 17 years. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Andrew F.
Floridian LE Supporter

January 14, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy Dinkheller. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Your killer has now got what has been long over due. May your killers soul burn in Hell for all eternity.

US Citizen
Show no mercy for cop Killers

January 14, 2015

Another phase in that tragic event has ended.

May You Rest - In - Peace, Brah

Michael B. Parlor

January 14, 2015

I'm happy if it brings some sense of solace to the family and everyone it affected, it just shouldn't have taken so damn long. Its what every cop killer deserves.

Inspector GK brown
Federal LE

January 14, 2015

I'm sure you're smiling down on your family from heaven. You will be able to meet your son eventually and you will be reunited with all of your family. My prayers for peace and comfort to your family, Sir. God bless you.

Joel D.
LEO Supporter from Alaska

January 14, 2015

Your killer has finally been dealt with. You can rest easy now brother.

Explorer Dylan Day
La Porte Police Department Indiana

January 14, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Dinkheller. Your bravery and service will never be forgotten. I will keep your family in my prayers. Godspeed dear sir.

Meagan

January 14, 2015

The horror of such a senseless death never goes away. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you as another "anniversary" passes.

Arlene O'Rourke
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January 14, 2015

I have no doubt that through your sacrifice you have saved brother and sister officer's lives. I hope that you and your family finally have some small measure of peace.

Rest easy Kyle. We carry your sword.

SA Ben Lavine
CSX Police

January 14, 2015

My dear deputy. This video affected me greatly. I have friends that are officers and I pray for them everyday as I also do for your family. May you rest in peace and watch over not only our great officers out there, but also everyone that tries to maintain order and peace. You are with Our Lord and will never be forgotten. In Jesus' name. From a certified permit carrying 1911 '45 Ruger Defender holding citizen that will never forget you

Anonymous
anonymous

January 14, 2015

Justice has been done.

Rest in peace

Justin C.

January 13, 2015

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

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