SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - When first responders lose their lives in the line of duty, many in the community want to offer help and support any way they can to the loved ones left behind.
It's not only Sgt. Kelvin Ansari's Police family mourning right now, he's also survived by his wife, and four children ranging in age from 5 to 25.
When first responders lay down their lives protecting the community they serve, like Sgt. Ansari did Saturday night, community groups like the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire step up to take care of their families.
“He led the charge, he was a hero. He put himself between danger and the community and gave his life doing that. And I know, and we all know in our heart of hearts, that the thing that he was thinking about most when he realized that he was going to be with God, was please, somebody take care of my family," said Two Hundred Club President Mark Dana.
The Two Hundred Club President says the organization is ready to help Sgt. Ansari's family in any way they can, including things in the future like putting the fallen officer's younger children through college.
Sgt. Ansari’s death comes just two weeks before the non-profits Savannah Mile event, which includes a memory walk for families of fallen first responders.
Dana said, “We’re going to have about fifty family members that we’ve supported over the years since 2001 to be there and to honor the sacrifices that the fallen have made and the families continue to make in that healing process. So be there for that and support this family and other families.”
Click here to learn more about the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire.