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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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...