On January 12, 1998, A scumbag named Andrew Brennan murdered Lauren County, GA Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Dinkeller during a traffic stop.
I won't Monday morning quarterback Deputy Dinkheller's handling of the stop initially, but apparently the backstory on it is that he was recently reprimanded for being "too aggressive" with people on traffic stops, and that may have been a factor in the way he chose to handle this situation.
Here's the video of that encounter, from Deputy Dinkheller's dash cam. Be forewarned that it's graphic and painful to watch.
The deputy was hit nine times, the last time being when Brennan ran up and executed him at point-blank range.
Deputy Dinkheller was 23 years old, and his wife was pregnant with their second child. Brennan was an Army Officer during the Vietnam War thirty years before he murdered the deputy and his attorneys tried to claim that PTSD from those days caused him to commit this murder. Frankly, that's an insult to hundreds of thousands of vets who came home and never murdered anyone, but the argument didn't wash, as Brennan was executed last night, 16 years and one day after he murdered Deputy Dinkeller. Good riddance to Brennan and RIP, Deputy Dinkheller.
And for those of you out there who hate on cops and criticize them for the way that they handle people on some car stops, this is the flip side and it shows what happens when they don't take proper control. And that's why most police recruits see this video early on in their training these days.