Gilchrist County deputies are addressing the investigation into one of their deputies.
28-year-old Max Bailey was killed when he was hit by a sheriffs deputy vehicle on new years day.
It happened early in the morning -- when Bailey was walking in the roadway on US 129 just South of Trenton.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the pedestrian... Ah, the Bailey family.... Anytime there's a loss of life... Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims family, and those of our deputy as well."
The patrol car was being driven by Sergeant Steven Stalvey.
He has been placed on paid administrative leave while Florida Highway Patrol Investigates.