Deputy Sheriff Walter Jenkins was struck and killed at about 9:30 pm while directing traffic at the intersection of Highway 138 and Highway 212.
He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Deputy Jenkins was wearing a reflective vest when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on Highway 138. The juvenile driver has not been charged.
Deputy Jenkins had served with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office for over a year and previously served with the College Park Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his mother, daughter, two sons, former wife, and two sisters.