Funeral service held for Savannah Officer Anthony Christie

Funeral service held for Savannah Officer Anthony Christie
Anthony Christie.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers honored the life and legacy of Officer Anthony Christie at a service on Saturday afternoon.

Christie, who was 37-years-old, died while responding to an accident on I-16 near Dean Forest Road on May 25 when his cruiser was struck by a semi-truck.

Officer Christie received a standing ovation as funeral-goers honored him and his time on earth. People who spoke say that he was an officer who remained calm during a crisis. His casket was pulled on a horse-drawn carriage.

Christie's wife wrote a letter in memory of her husband, which was read by a different person at the service.

"Last Thursday night, I kissed Anthony and told him I loved him before he left home to go to work. Then early morning on Friday, something woke me up...I called him. During the conversation, he told me he received a dispatch to an accident on Interstate 16. As he headed to the accident, I again told him I loved him before we hung-up. That was the last time I spoke to Anthony," said Nicole Christie.

"Those five words are 'he did not make it.' Last Friday, we heard those words and because of those words, we are here today to honor a hero," said Chaplain Charles Roberson.

Following the funeral, there was a motorcade procession leading to the Fox and Weeks Funeral Home.

Christie was sworn into the Savannah Police Department on May 19, 2016. He was a 13-year Navy veteran, and leaves behind a wife, Nicole, of 15 years.

His entire obituary can be read here.

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