Another Hero Down

LEOs across this nation sacrifice day in & day out--sometimes ultimately

By Robert J. Kicklighter  |   May 15, 2019

“You’re in the arms of the Angel, may you find some comfort here.”

The Savannah Police Department (SPD) confirmed one officer has died after a shooting Saturday night near the 2300 block of Bull Street in Savannah, Ga. According to the Savannah Police Department, officers responded to the area of Bull Street around 8:10 p.m. to follow up on a previous robbery call. The officers located the suspect’s vehicle and tried to approach the car before shots were fired. During the shootout, Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, a 10-year veteran of SPD, was murdered and another officer was also injured. The other officer and the suspect were rushed to a local hospital where the suspect succumbed to his injuries. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate and further information will be released throughout the day. 

Governor Brian Kemp was notified of the officer’s death and released the following statement this morning on Mother’s Day: “Last night, a Savannah Police Department officer was killed in the line of duty. Please keep the officer’s family, loved ones, and all of our LEOs in your thoughts and prayers.”

It’s time for our nation to wake up and realize blue lives matter. Daily, men and women in blue sacrifice all, so that we may live in peace.

Today, one mother of a hero, is mourning the loss of her son who gave his life protecting us. May he forever rest in peace in the arms of God.

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Robert J. Kicklighter

Robert J. Kicklighter

Robert J. Kicklighter is an experienced educator with a background in criminal law instruction, law enforcement, security administration, and high-performance management. Kicklighter has a PhD. in Public Safety, Forensics, and Homeland Security and a master’s in Criminal Justice. He was the 2002 DUI Officer of the Year. He is a senior Georgia POST instructor and is currently the Law Academy Director at Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and a criminal law professor at Strayer University and Savannah Technical College.
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