Family, friends, strangers honor life of fallen Savannah officer, Sgt. Kelvin Ansari

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A truly emotional day in the hostess city as friends, family, colleagues, and people he’d never met gathered to honor the life of Savannah police sergeant Kelvin Ansari.

Five words, “he did not make it,” continue to ring in the heads of all who loved him.

“It is because of those words we come together today to celebrate the life of a great hero,” said Charles Roberson, Chaplain Coordinator for the Savannah Police Department. 

He was a  hero, a father, and a husband who spent over three decades putting the safety of others before his own.

“We know God chose Sgt. Ansari for that vocation and we thank god for sergeant’s, yes to our country his ‘yes’ to our police department, our ‘yes’ to the central precinct, and his ‘yes’ to the citizens of Savannah.” SPD Chaplain,  Bill Gardner:

The community lost a protector, but the Ansari family lost their whole world.

“When there is an available seat in an event or function that Kelvin would have filled we’ll be there, when there’s a task that needs to be done for you or the family, we’ll be there,” said Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter. “When someone needs a shoulder to cry on, we’ll be there.” 

Loved ones will remember him as a man of God, one with integrity, and discipline.

“He wore that suit honorably, he wore that green army suit honorably so let’s honor him,” said family friend, Jeffrey Hilliard. 

He lived for his five children, for his wife Charlotte, and simply to help others. 

“Thank you family for giving us the privilege of having a man like this to protect us we cannot repay you for your loss Charlotte, ” said Pastor Ricky Temple, with Faith Church ministries. “We cannot repay you or your children.”

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