Savannah police officer killed while directing traffic

Anthony Christie 

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Savannah police officer was killed early Friday morning while he was assisting a crash investigation.

The department held a news conference Friday to announce the death of Anthony Christie.

According to authorities, Christie was directing traffic at a crash scene on Interstate 16 when he was hit by a tractor-trailer.

Christie was a Navy veteran.

He leaves behind a wife, Nicole.


Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.

“Keep Nicole and Officer Christie in your prayers,” Chief of Police Mark Revenew said.

The Savannah Police Department is issuing a statement in regards to an officer who was fatally wounded this morning.

Posted by Savannah Police Department on Friday, May 25, 2018