Every day when a police officer goes out there to protect us, he/she lays their life on the line. A graphic video online shows exactly why police should use deadly force. 22 year-old Deputy Kyle Dinkheller pulled over a man who was doing more than 100 miles per hour in 1998. The man was a Vietnam veteran with PTSD and evidently wanted death by cop. He got out of his truck and then refused to obey commands from the officer. Dinkheller did not shoot the guy… he probably should have. The guy was a murderous nut. He went back to his pickup and got a rifle. He then got in a shootout with the officer, but the creep wasn’t afraid of dying, so eventually he came over to the officer and shot him to death. Then he took off.
This video is now used for training officers in what to do and what not to do in dangerous situations like this. Dinkheller was shot ten times, dying at the scene. Brannan, the killer, eventually received a lethal injection for what he did. When asked why he did it, he said, “Because he let me.” That’s sheer evil at play.
From US Herald:
22-year-old Deputy Kyle Dinkheller of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia was gunned down in the line of duty in 1998.
He had pulled over the now murderer in a traffic stop and was shot in cold blood. The entire incident was caught on camera and now many police training programs use the video in order to train new officers.
The start of the video shows Dinkheller pulling over a driver who was clocked going 100 miles per hour in a town in Georgia.
The driver, Andrew Howard Brannan emerged from his vehicle and approached the officer. As he approached, he quickly reached into his pockets.
Dinkheller noticed immediately what was going on and started to order Brannan to keep his hands where Dinkheller could see them.
Brannan then tried to get Dinkheller to shoot him but Dinkheller refused. Instead he called for additional units to back him up and assist him.
That’s when Brannan came over to the police car and began to attack Dinkheller. Dinkheller chose to fight back with a non-lethal weapon, his police baton, but it wasn’t enough.
Brannan then ran back over to his Truck, grabbed a rifle and proceeded to shoot the officer a total of 10 times, killing Dinkheller instantly.
Right before Brannan was killed by lethal injection he was asked why he chose to shoot Dinkheller. Brannan responded, “because he let me.”
Officers don’t want to kill someone. In fact, they do everything they can to avoid that. But there is a time and a place where you need to carefully ascertain what is going on in front of you and listen to your gut. This should have been one of those times.
With Black Lives Matter painting all cops as murderers, you are going to see more and more hesitation in these situations and it will get police officers killed. This is why we need to just let them do their jobs and support them unless they commit a crime themselves… which is extremely rare. Police officers should not fear going to prison, being sued into oblivion, losing all credibility or being murdered just for doing their jobs.