KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The family of Loudon County Sheriff’s deputy Chris Jenkins announced Saturday that two memorial services have been finalized.

Sgt. Chris Jenkins was killed in the line of duty Thursday morning when he was struck by a semi-truck while removing debris from the road on Interstate 75.

LCSO announced on Facebook that memorial services for Jenkins had been finalized by his family.

A receiving of friends and family will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the gym in Loudon County High School with a memorial service beginning after.

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, a memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. in the Loudon County High School gym. The service will be followed by a procession and burial service at Memorial Garden in Lenoir City. The service and procession will also be live-streamed on

Temporary road closures and traffic re-routes will occur around 1 p.m. on the following roadways:

  • Highway 72/ Highway 11
  • Steekee Road/ Highway 72
  • Highland Avenue
  • Highway 11@Browder School Road
  • Sugarlimb Road from Loudon Ridge to Highway 11

The LCSO said that any law enforcement agencies that want to attend Wednesday’s service and need more information should contact Sgt. Matt Fagiana, Sgt. Chris Hutchen or Cpl. Zac Frye.

The public is asked to line sidewalks in the area of downtown Loudon as well as the Lee Highway Bridge over the Tennessee River.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with information about the live stream for the memorial.