EARLY CO., GA (WALB) - Early County’s top cop said a Savannah police officer, who he graduated high school with, that was killed in the line of duty was just an all-around good person.
Sheriff William Price said Sgt. Kelvin Ansari was a “friend of mine back in high school.”
The two graduated from Early County High School in 1987.
Ansari, a 10-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department, was killed after responding to a robbery call at a barbershop, our sister station WTOC reports.
Anarsi and another officer were involved in a shooting with a suspect, according to WTOC.
Price reflected on what officer-involved shootings mean for the police community.
“It just reminds us everyday what we put on the line as we do our jobs,” Price said.
Police Chief Will Caudill with the Blakely Police Department says he did not personally know the Savannah officer but says anytime a police officer is killed in an act of duty, it just gives him a sick feeling in his stomach.
Caudill says when he found out that the officer was from Early County it really hit home.