The veteran Georgia Deputy was hit by a car and killed while directing traffic

A Georgia community mourns the death of a longtime police officer.

Updated: 9:57 am EDT, May 12, 2022

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Veteran Georgia Deputy was hit by a car and killed while directing traffic

A Georgia community mourns the death of a longtime police officer.

Updated: 9:57 am EDT, May 12, 2022

Video above: Your Thursday headlinesA Georgia community mourns the death of a longtime law enforcement officer.The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that Deputy Walter Jenkins was killed Wednesday night while directing traffic.TRENDING STORIESThe Attorney General is calling for an investigation Federal v. Georgia I -95 College team drug huntGeorgia sheriff faces sexual harassment charges after an incident involving the death of a prominent South Carolina judge was described as “horrible,” “worst case” of neglect officials have seen. According to the Hapeville Police Department, Jenkins was directing traffic on Georgia Highway 138 off Highway 912 around 9:30 p.m. when he was hit by a car. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries,” the Hapeville Police Department posted on Facebook. “He will be missed. He spent 27 years protecting and serving others. Our prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers.”

Video above: Your Thursday headlines

A Georgia community mourns the death of a longtime police officer.

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that Deputy Walter Jenkins was killed Wednesday night while directing traffic.

Deputy Walter Jenkins

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office

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According to the Hapeville Police Department, Jenkins was directing traffic on Georgia Highway 138 at Highway 912 at approximately 9:30 p.m. when he was hit by a car.

He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

“We had the opportunity to work with this amazing Congressman and see firsthand his dedication and dedication to the job,” the Hapeville Police Department posted on Facebook. “He will be missed. He spent 27 years protecting and serving others. Our prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers.”

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