GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — Gwinnett County government is mourning the death of Constantin “George” Bolof, a veteran employee of the Gwinnett Department of Water Resources. Bolof was killed in a hit-and-run while directing traffic at a construction site at the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Henderson Lake Drive in unincorporated Loganville on Thursday (Sept. 23). Bolof died on the scene from injuries, authorities said.
Police have arrested Thomas Allen Burke, 40, who faces charges including homicide, hit-and-run, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. Burke was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Bolof, 60, was set to retire in nine months. He had worked with the county since 2000, county officials said.
Officials said Bolof’s “life was senselessly taken while doing what he’s loved for two decades– serving the great people of Gwinnett County.”
The county issued the following statement this morning:
“It is with deep sadness that Gwinnett County Government announces the passing of one of its very own – Constantin “George” Bolof.
Mr. Bolof’s life was senselessly taken while doing what he’s loved for two decades – serving the great people of Gwinnett County.”
“Our hearts are heavy,” said County Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “The Bolof family has lost a loved one, our Department of Water Resources has lost a faithful colleague and the Gwinnett County family has lost a valued team member. We are praying for resolve and comfort at this time.”
Bolof had worked as a Trades Associate in Field Operations since 2000 and was known for his cheerful disposition around the DWR office, county officials said.
“When our Gwinnett County family members come to work every day to serve the community, they expect to go home at the end of the day. There are no words to express the hurt I feel for the Bolof family,” said County Administrator Glenn Stephens. “I know your prayers, as well as mine, are for peace and strength for George’s family today and every day.”
Police arrested Thomas Allen Burke in the hit-and-run that killed Constantin “George” Bolof.