May 13, 2019 – In Breaking News – CNN
Before Sgt. Kelvin Ansari became a Savannah police officer, he already had a long career in public service.
Ansari served 21 years in the US Army before joining the police department in Georgia. There, he worked his way from patrol officer to investigator to sergeant.
But his lifetime of public service ended Saturday night, when Ansari responded to a robbery investigation.
(It was a solemn scene at Savannah Police Headquarters Monday morning as the community gathered to honor Sgt. Kelvin Ansari. Courtesy of WSAV3 and YouTube. Posted on May 13, 2019.)
Officers approached a vehicle matching the description in the robbery call, and gunfire broke out, Savannah police said.
Ansari was shot and killed. Another officer was wounded but was treated and released. The suspect was also wounded and later died.
Sgt. Kelvin Ansari of the Savannah Police Department was shot and killed May 11, 2019
“Last night, we lost a great man,” Savannah Police Department Chief Roy Minter said at a press conference Sunday.
“We lost a man who spent a substantial portion of his life protecting our country and protecting our community.”
(City of Savannah pays tribute to Sgt. Kelvin Ansari who was killed in the line of duty. Courtesy of the City of Savannah and YouTube. Posted on May 14, 2019.)
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, both blood and blue. Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of Savannah with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
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