Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Steve Hinkle

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Reflections for Sergeant Steve Hinkle

Sergeant Hinkle you are a hero to all who knew you. In over 40 plus years I have known you not once did I ever hear you have a cross word for anyone or anything. Heaven is a brighter place now that you are there. Your memory will live for ever at SCSO. No coffee will ever be drank without thinking of you. Rest well my brother and friend til we see each other again.

Sergeant Ron Bacon retired
Sullivan County Sheriffs Office

March 6, 2019

Sgt. Hinkle you are a hero in every since of the word. In the 40 plus years I knew you I never heard you say a bad word about anyone or anything. The way you lived was an inspiration to all who knew you. Heaven is a brighter place now that you are there. Thank you for being a great friend and coworker. Watch over us as I know you wil, love you brother and will see you one day.

Sergeant Ron Bacon retired
Sullivan County Sheriffs Office

March 6, 2019

Sergeant Hinkle, you were a hero in the truest sense of the word, and for your selfless dedication to your bravery, your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

I'm a civilian who cares & appreciates the dedicated and unselfish service rendered by our police officers. I pray for them everyday, living or dead.

March 6, 2019

Sgt Hinkle, you were so close to retirement and yet you bravely answered the call! I salute you and I am grateful for men and women like you. You, Sir are a Hero and I am sure you are watching over all of us now from Heaven's view. May God Bless you and all those that love you.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

March 6, 2019

The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his boots were shining.
Just as mighty as his brass.
“Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?”
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work on Sundays,
And sometimes my talk was rough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you’ve a place for me here,
Lord, it needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t..... I’ll understand.”
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.
“Step forward now, policeman,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

~ Author unknown

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Matthew 5:9
⚫️

Grandson of fallen officer Richard F. Gi
Civilian Supporter

March 5, 2019

Rest Sergeant.

Fiancée of a LEO Jacee C
N/a

March 5, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother

Detective. retired. Terry Shields
Chicago Police Dept

March 4, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
author unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 3, 2019

May God keep and Protect you my Brother.

Bobby White,
Deputy Sheriff/Special Agent (retired)
Monterey County California Sheriff's Department/Federal Aviation Administration

March 3, 2019

Rest well, your work is done. Bless your soul.

P O Dan Williams
WSUPD

March 2, 2019

Rest well, your work is done. Bless your soul.

P O Dan Williams
WSUPD

March 2, 2019

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

March 2, 2019

Godspeed Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department 5111

March 2, 2019

Rest In Peace brother. Thank you for your service. Semper Fi. Andy.

Lieutenant Andrew McKinley
Livonia police department

March 2, 2019

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept.of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 1, 2019

Rest In Peace and thank you for your service.

Recruit R Condo
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Academy Session 66 Schenectady N.Y.

March 1, 2019

Sergeant Hinkle lived his professional career as a mission and service to others. He will be missed greatly, but his legacy to family, friends, and community will remain.

Sam Knight

March 1, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 1, 2019

Very sad loss. Your service is appreciated. Prayers to your family and your department.

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point Ga P.D.

March 1, 2019

Rest in Peace, my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 28, 2019

RIP, Sgt Hinkle. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 28, 2019

My deepest condolences to the entire Hinkle family, and to his brothers and sisters with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. May Sergeant Steve Hinkle's soul forever rest in Heaven, and may God bless his entire family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

February 28, 2019

There are and never will be words to express the sorrow or sadness we have. May God welcome you with open arms. I read a quote somewhere that seems to be most fitting here.
" We should not mourn men such as Sgt. Hinkle but rather we should thank God such men exist."
My respect Sir.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 28, 2019

With deep sorrow for this loss, the men & women of the Abilene Police Department extend our prayers for comfort and peace to all who loved and worked with Sergeant Steve Hinkle over a long career. His commitment to law enforcement stands as a reflection to his core of service and justice as he sought to be a vessel of goodness in his community.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

February 28, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer
our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Sergeant Hinkle.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

February 28, 2019

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