Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Walter Donald Jenkins, Jr.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Walter Donald Jenkins, Jr.

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 24, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 22, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

May 21, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

May 20, 2022

Lord I pray for the family and friends of Deputy Jenkins. Lord cover them with Your peace, hope and strength as they mourn, Amen.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

May 20, 2022

Another hero gone, while serving the citizens of Rockdale!

Capt.David Post/chmn Care For Cops

May 19, 2022

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY JENKINS, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY JENKINS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service

May 19, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish commitment to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

May 18, 2022

May Walter's soul forever peacefully in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

May 18, 2022

O God of Peace, so many of our nation’s law enforcement officers who are on the front lines to protect us never make it back home to their families. We pray for these fallen law enforcement officers, Lord God, who gave their lives for us. We pray for the families of these heroes, who have to now endure life without their loved one. Lord God, society tries to move forward, but there is always bloodshed occurring. We approach Your throne of glory and grace to beg of You for peace. Lord God, bring peace to this land – the United States of America. We plead for Your divine intervention to quiet our hearts and unify our communities. Stop the violence that occurs amid our cities. We thank You for all the law enforcement officers who have died protecting us, and ask that You send an everlasting peace so that our law enforcement officers on the streets may be safe and return home to their loved ones at the end of their assigned shifts. In Christ Jesus, Your blessed Son, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Global Outreach Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

May 18, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Jenkins. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 17, 2022

My thoughts & prayers go out to all his family,friends, & fellow officers.

Gina Maria Consolini RN
Public Health Department

May 17, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

May 17, 2022

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Walter Jenkins! Thank you for your 1+ years of service with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, in Georgia and your previous 22 years of service with the College Park Police Department. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, and your three children during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

May 17, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada State Police

May 17, 2022

Rest in Peace and may God watch over your family, and brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

District Attorney William Kendall
Houston County District Attorney's Office

May 16, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy, Walter Jenkins, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 16, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish commitment to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

May 15, 2022

Sheriff Jenkins,you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

May 15, 2022

It’s always difficult losing a badge that was worn with honor. Dep. Walter Jenkins I will miss you brother, your energy is unmatched; your courage has no boundary and your loyalty is a testimony that your are with our Heavenly Father. You always said one day you want to be like me and I always replied actually I want to be like you. I look forward to seeing you again. SIP

Early Retired Criminal Investigator Inve
Rockdale county sheriff office

May 15, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Walter Jenkins. Please know we are eternally grateful for Walter’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff Jenkins, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in Conyers, Georgia for Walter’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Sheriff Walter Jenkins’ family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

May 14, 2022

God bless you and may you for ever and ever REST IN PEACE. You are never forgotten

Mr. Allen Culbertson
N/A

May 14, 2022

Walter "Hustle" Jenkins, we are all deeply saddened that you left us for a much better place! You were one of a kind! I was Blessed to have met you!

Lt William Hughes
Hapeville Police Department

May 14, 2022

Rest In Peace Deputy Walter, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother.

TERRY F ZECH OFC RET
Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

May 14, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff Walter Jenkins. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Georgia.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

May 14, 2022

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