Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Leon Kinchen

Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, March 17, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ricky Leon Kinchen

I did not know this family personally. The news reported the homegoing service and I remember the wife holding and rubbing the small box that held his award. I'm emotional today thinking about it, 19 years later.
Overflowing of blessings to the family and friends.

RIP

Ms J. Grace

May 3, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Kinchen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

I ATTENDED MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE AT THE SAME TIME AS OFFICER KINCHEN.
SO SORRY THIS HAPPENED EVEN NOW 2018. A YOUNG LIFE GONE, A FATHER GONE, A HUSBAND GONE, A SON GONE AND A GOOD AND DECENT HUMAN BEING GONE.
JAMMIE CORNISH ARMSTRONG MBC 83'-85'

JAMMIE ARMSTRONG
FORMER STUDENT AT SAME COLLEGE

December 9, 2018

I met Ricky only a few times, as I was employed with a Private Investigation company in Tucker, Georgia. He would come by and give us tips, on his own time, as one of his close friends worked with our small company.

This MURDER rattled me to the core and still haunts me to this day. Ricky was serving a relatively minor warrant as I recall, but "H Rap Brown" (I refuse to use his Muslim Name), also had charges related to guns, from Cobb County I believe.

H Rap Brown could have opened the door and handled business like a man, taken the arrest, got booked, and bonded out. But no, being the COWARD that he was, he blasted Ricky and Deputy English before they even knew what hit them as I read all news accounts.

Then, proving himself to be a COWARD, "H Rap Brown" fled the scene and ran off to Alabama where he hid in a barn for a few days before being caught (his bullet riddled car with him) and brought back to GEORGIA to face a "jury of his peers" who found him GUILTY.

H Rap Brown professed to be a MUSLIM, a man of the ISLAMIC faith. Well, then all I can say is, you better hope that Allah is "GOD" (Fact: Allah is not God); and well.....BROWN, since you pinned your hopes on a FALSE GOD, unless you REPENT, you are going to live for Eternity in HELL.

I am not a HATER of all things MUSLIM, but I will close with this comparison for you to make your decision. Take for example: Muhammed or Jesus?

Now, if you want to, you can go to the Middle East and visit the Tomb of Muhammed and yes, his body is "in there", just like he was buried.

If you want to, you can go to the Middle East and find the "borrowed" Tomb where JESUS was buried, after He died on the cross for ALL SINS. Oops, but don't be disappointed when you don't find "the body", Nope....see HE IS RISEN and THE TOMB IS EMPTY.

I refuse to let my anger for the "choice" taken by H Rap Brown on that terrible day, that took RICKY from us and his wife and kids way too soon, to consume and burn HATE within me.

And I pin my HOPE on the FAITH in Jesus Christ that tells me I will see my friend again.

R D Maddox
Federex Investigations of Georgia (1992-1996)

August 6, 2018

Uncle Ricky there is not a day that goes by that my heart does not ache at your departure I cant find in in my heart to forgive Jamil Abdullah alamin

Tiffany Morris
niece

February 27, 2017

Uncle Ricky here I am again missing you, God knows there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you , I bet heaven is so amazing and you deserve every moment in heaven that you are spending your girls are beautiful and so are their kids !!! I love and miss you

Tiffany Morris
niece

July 13, 2016

Hey Kinchen,

It's been 15 years since that night. I remember the last warrant arrest we made together earlier that evening. It was a juvenile arrest warrant off of Hollywood Rd. I still wonder what would have happened if I had went with you and English on this warrant arrest too. As you know I was sent to another pull instead. I tried to come with you but the Sgt. made a different call. I want you to know I got there as fast as I could when the call came out, but I wasn't fast enough and I'm sorry. I still wear the bracelet with your name on it every day and I still tell your story to all the new recruits. You haven't been forgotten. As long as I am able to tell others, you will be remembered.

FTO Philip Dunn
Fulton County Sheriff's Office

May 31, 2015

Rickey and I grew up together meeting in the old "Head Start" program at Industrial School. I have fund memories playing basketball in the morning before school at the Junior High and joking around during our high school years. I was at work on the sad day in 2000 when the news flashed across the TV screen and every year since I have surfed the web to read any memories that may have been posted.

Joe Jones
Childhood Friends

March 25, 2015

Deputy Kinchen, or Rick, as I called him, was a very loving and humble man. He loved his job, and he loved his family. It was hard to believe when I learned that he had died. I still remember it all, as my best friend's death left me in a state of disbelief. I had just seen and spoken with him a few days earlier, and we had plans to hang out. I coached at nearby Grove Park, and Rick would sometimes drive through and speak to my players. He is now a granddad, and I know he is looking on proudly. Although time goes by, and we lose good people, God won't allow us to suffer beyond our ability. I know He is keeping my friend close, and his family can be assured that his love will never fade away. I will always be there for Nique and Lea as a substitute for Rick. Much love and respect. You will forever be in my mind and heart.

Carl Bailey
Close Friend

March 4, 2015

I was one of your husband's coworker not as a deputy but as a clerk. Deputy Kinchen as I could remember a very wonderful person willing to help others. I was at the funeral and was in shock like you and your beautiful girls were! My heart just melted with pain for you and the girls, but God has kept you and will continue to keep you! It just was a very painful time for all of us especially his partner Deputy English. We looking for anything we could do to help and comfort you and the family. Everyone at the Sheriff Dept. loved your husband and respected him.

Rita Coker
Friend and co-worker

December 10, 2014

Dear Sherese,
I remember your family from when I was a child. You were good friends with my mother, Lisa Frazier. I prayed for you, Monique and Alea several times since I last saw you. I remember when Mr. Kinchen passed and how hard it was for you. I was very pleased to read that you and your girls were doing well. Mr. Kinchen is not forgotten in my family and neither are you, Monique and Alea.
Forever in my prayers,

Chris Frazier

Chris Frazier
Friend

February 15, 2014

I wake up every day since his death with him on my mind, I talk to him often and from my blessing I KNOW HE HEARS MY PRAYS. Monique Has two beautiful kids. Adrianna 3yrs and Steftan 3months. Alea is going to the NAVY in June 2014 so proud of her. I know he is around us we feel his Love and Protection everyday. I want to thank everyone for your prays and reflections I do read them an I appreciate them. " To ALL OFFicers I want to take time to say thank u for your risking your life to save the rest of us U DONT GET PAID ENOUGH AND U DONT ALWAYS GET THE RECOGNITION U DESERVE. SHERESE KINCHEN

SHERESE KINCHEN
WIFE

January 27, 2014

DEAR KINCHEN FAMILY, I HAVE SEEN THE PAIN THAT THESE MURDERERS CAUSE AND LOST A BROTHER BECAUSE OF ONE.
I HAVE NO MAGIC WORDS TO EASE THE PAIN OF A MURDERED LOVED ONE. IT IS NOT LIKE YOU CROSS THE GOAL LINE AND THE PAIN GOES AWAY. IT NEVER ENDS. THE ONLY WORDS THAT I CAN THINK OF ARE IF YOU HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER YOU CAN GET THROUGH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING! MAY GOD BLESS DEP KINCHEN AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY! FROM THE FAMILY OF JOHN TUCKER CHICAGO POLICE EOW 8 OCT 68.

P.O KUCHARSKI #11902
CHICAGO POLICE DEPT

October 27, 2013

Gone but not forgotten I love you see you heaven you beat me there first.

carolyn kinchen davenport
sister

July 18, 2013

You are never forgotten

tiffany morris

July 2, 2013

its a pity this is a brother of mines that i never got to know...i traced little known family information to this..and my strong interest in law enforcement....rest in peace dear brother

security guard captain
brother

September 17, 2012

I'm crying now as I read this and look at all the respectful and loving comments left for you here throughout the years. I wish you could be around still, so that I could meet you. And that more importantly your Wife, Children and friends could still have you to hold.
Rest in Perfect Peace.
Always Remembered, and Cherished Forever.

Hannah Veal
Friend of Your Daughter

July 14, 2012

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

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 17, 2012

Hello, Ricky its been a minute .The last time we spoke it was in 1998. yes and my cousin your wife were having a barbecue when yall lived off welcome all rd.In College Park, Ga.But i have not forgotten you and your big mouth i still remember your wonderful suspect smile. Checking the sene out on the slide. May God keep you Close and in Peace you will rest AMEN. Love Ann Reeves 8Feb2011

Peace officer of life,hope and love.
cousin in law

February 8, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 17, 2010

With the recent shooting death and arrests in the Michigan Masque, Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rapp Brown) has recently been in the news again. This man will hopefully spend the rest of his days rotting in a cell without ever the chance of seeing the outside world again. You are not forgotten brother. Please watch over us as we continue to carry your watch.

PO Ari Maas
NYPD

October 30, 2009

Uncle ricky i miss you so much ive gotten married and had two kids none of which you got to bestow your blessing upon i know that when my baby is smiling in his sleep it's you that he is playing with i love you so much cant wait to get to heaven to see you God know's i miss you so much!!!!!! I still ask him to this day why did he need another angel so soon!!

Tiffany Morris
NIECE

October 1, 2009

Even though I was only 5 years old when you passed away, it still hurt. Growing up without a father is very hard for me, and I can tell that it's a struggle for mom too. Being so young I felt like I didn't actually get to know you that well. Hopefully when I get to Heaven we can talk. See you there.

Alea
daughter

August 6, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 17, 2009

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