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

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

I watched the dash cam video today and I am truly shaken by it. This chilling video showed that Kyle truly had compassion and respect for human life, even though it ended up costing him his own. I am sure he was a great person that did his job with genuine integrity. My thoughts and payers go out to this hero and his family. God be with you all.

Civilian - Mark
Kansas

August 22, 2014

It is with great respect i submit a 21 mark salute to you sir . - /////// - /////// - /////// - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Officer Kyle Dinkheller R.I.P , SIR !!!

Clements unit - CO5
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division

August 4, 2014

Bem, sou policial no Brasil e com frequencia fico sabendo da morte de colega policiais, mas é muito diferente de ver um vídeo como este. Somente hoje, dia 01 de agosto de 2014, tomei conhecimento deste vídeo. É chocante ver a vida do policial Kyle ser tirada dessa maneira por um monstro. Senti muita dor quando ouvi os seus gritos de desespero, suplicando para que o monstro não lhe tirasse a vida. Foi embora tão jovem. Que Deus acolha a sua alma e o coloque no melhor lugar que existe no Céu. Apesar de muito tarde, deixo os meus respeitosos sentimentos aos seus familiares.

Policial Adilson
Brasil

August 1, 2014

"Who does not live to serve, does not serve to live!" If I go to war and i will back, God will be with me. But if I go to war and not come back, I will be with him! I'm a military Policeman in Sao Paulo- Brazil at least 13 years, I've been involved in several shootings, Thank God I never hurt me! Rest in peace Mr. Dinkheller and god bless your loved ones...

Corporal Pantoja Policeman from Brazil
Rota- Special Unit from Military Police from Sao Paulo- Brazil

July 30, 2014

It's been 16 years since this s.o.b Took your life kyle. And you're not forgotten I can't wait til that piece of trash gets his death sentence carried out.I wish I could've been there to back you up .Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Bernard Pitts
Peace officer Georgia

July 30, 2014

I am currently a college student getting my criminal justice degree to one day be able to serve and protect the streets I grew up in. In a couple of my Criminal Justice classes we have watched and learned from his video. There is no doubt that Dep. Dinkheller's death was not in vain and he will live on forever as current and future officers continue to see his ultimate sacrifice, the lessons it has taught will save countless officers every day out on patrol. His choice to try and save a life at all costs even when it meant giving his own is one that shows true courage and care for the citizens he swore to protect. We learn from Dep. Dinkheller's death and because of his ultimate sacrifice thousands of officers are able to continue to uphold the values he stood for. Gone but not forgotten, R.I.P.B.

Michael Welch, Tifton,GA
BA. in Criminal Justice

July 30, 2014

Rest peacefully Dep. Dinkheller. You are gone but not forgotten.

YN2(AW) Joseph Pallazzo
US Navy

July 22, 2014

Rest with God deputy Dinkheller.Prayers for your family. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

July 9, 2014

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