Hero Down: Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari Murdered By Robbery Suspect

Savannah Police Department Sergeant Kelvin Ansari was murdered in the line of duty Saturday night.

Savannah, GA - Sergeant Kelvin Ansari with the Savannah Police Department was murdered Saturday night while investigating a robbery.

The incident started at around 8:10 p.m. as officers were in the 2300 block of Bull Street, conducting a follow-up for a robbery, according to the department.

Officers located a vehicle matching the description of one they were looking for. Upon approaching the vehicle, the occupant of the vehicle opened fire on the officers.

Two officers were shot in the gunfight, and the suspect was destroyed.

Both officers were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Sergeant Ansari succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The unidentified second officer was treated and released.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be conducting the shooting investigation.

Sergeant Ansari has been identified as a U.S. Army veteran with over two decades of service in the military, and a 10-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Savannah Police Sergeant Ansari, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, your life mattered.

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LEO0301
LEO0301

Savanah is a great place to visit, but the last time I was there a police officer told me not to walk around at night if you want to make it home alive and with all your money. Rest in peace, Sgt. Ansari.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Rest easy hero, we’ll hold the line. Thoughts to his family both blue and blood.

Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

The picture speaks loudly!!! He loved what he did!! Rest Easy and sending love to his family and fellow officers!!!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, your life mattered.".

That says it all. I cannot stand it to see a member of the black community who was such a shining example of good .Someone truly needed in his community and yet he was taken long before his time and so needlessly. God will guide you now Officer Ansari. May he RIP and may they please find his killer and bring the person to justice soon.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Wonder if it was friendly fire. Hope the media keeps us posted on the GBI investigation.

Texan Backs the Blue
Texan Backs the Blue

Yes, Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, your life did matter, and thank you for your service. Prayers for your family, friends and loved ones, and your brothers and sisters in blue. It breaks my heart every time I read one of these stories, and I support our LEOs 100%. But THEDUKE, the only coIor I see when I look at this Sgt. is BLUE. Please do not add to the despicable acts of the attacks on our LEOs into the racial divide. We are all equal, no matter what color, and our LEOs should receive the utmost respect without having to enter into that issue also. BACK THE BLUE!!

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

At the risk of sounding like a broken record........thanks Obama

Texan Backs the Blue
Texan Backs the Blue

I agree, Kparkslpn. I have no idea why the subject of friendly fire came up after reading this article. Where did that come from? I also think that the "destroyed" was probably a misprint, but I kind of got a laugh out of it. I hope he was destroyed.

Wish505
Wish505

Sad day another husband, father, son, who took the oath is down. RIP brother.

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Sarge...

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Savannah use to be a beautiful city!! RIP officer! Thank you for your service!! And of course, it was a "brother" who killed him!!

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Dang Sarge, you gave your life protecting human life on both fronts. The Lord has called you to stand by him. I'm sure he is proud to have a warrior like you on his team now. You have traded your shield and gun for wings. Walk the streets of gold brother, you deserve it.

EMarie
EMarie

Rest in the arms of Jesus Sir.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Thank you for your service Sergeant. Both Army and Police you are a shining example of an American Hero and will be missed. Time for you to rest easy and leave the job to others...May God Bless and Keep you and your family...Both Blood and Blue...