Savannah police officer killed had ties to SWGA

Savannah Fallen Officer Brother React

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Savannah police officer killed in the line of duty had ties to Southwest Georgia, a family member told WALB on Tuesday.

Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, a 10-year veteran with the Savannah Police Department, was killed responding to a robbery call.

Kenneth Williams, Ansari’s brother, said Ansari was born in Albany, and went to West Town Elementary School.

Ansari’s family moved to Blakely, where he later graduated from Early County High School, Williams said.

After high school, Ansari joined the U.S. Army, and was stationed at a number of different places, including Fort Benning, Fort Stewart, and Germany.

Ansari joined the Savannah Police Department after his last stint in the Army at Fort Stewart.

Ansari also had ties to Charlotte, North Carolina as his mother lives there, Williams said.

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