I just watched a police officer die on video. It was dash cam of a traffic stop. I will not post it. This video is by far the most vile thing I've ever seen on the internet. It has nothing to do with the violence and sounds of human suffering. It is the waist and the fact that the officer did not need to die. This police officer died because of too many warnings and too much leeway given to someone acting drunk and belligerent. I hope training accounts for this today. There is only so much rope you have to give a man before he needs to be put down.
If any one wants the link, I will keep it in my notes. It is very hard to watch and listen to.
The man gets out of his truck. He screams at the police officer. There are obscenaties and the man approaces the police car. The officer repeatedly shouts instructions to the man and the man returns to his vehicle. The officer shouts at the man to get out of his vehicle. The man produces a gun. A gun fight ensues with windows on both vehicles being shot out.
The man charges the police car and lands a shot with the police officer shouting in pain. Further shots are exchanged with the officer calling on the radio for help, obviously in agony. The man approaches the police car and shots the officer fatally. He does not die instantly. The officer moans and the last sounds you hear are the officer gasping for air as he drowns in his own blood.
The man drives off, is caught, and sentenced to death. This is why we have death penalties. This happened in 1998
Deputy Kyle Dinkheller was shot and killed after pulling over a man on a rural road about 6 miles north of Dublin, Georgia. During the traffic stop he called in for backup. Before the backup arrived he was shot by the man with a rifle. He was able to return fire, striking the suspect in the stomach. The suspect was found during a search the next morning and taken into custody.
The entire incident was videotaped by a camera in Deputy Dinkheller's patrol car. On January 28, 2000, the suspect was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to death two days later.
Deputy Dinkheller is survived by his expectant wife and 22-month-old daughter. Deputy Dinkheller's son was born in early September 1998.