SAVANNAH, GA (June 1, 2018) – The public is invited to help celebrate and honor the life of Officer Anthony Christie, who died May 25 while working a vehicle crash, during his final services on June 2.
Officer Christie served this community faithfully as a police officer for the past two years, and prior to that he served his country as member of the U.S. Navy. On June 2, his family, as well as well as law enforcement and military from across the country, will gather to remember and honor him for this service. The public is invited to join in that effort by lining the procession route with flags, banners, signs, or just themselves to show his family how much his commitment to the safety of the city and this nation means to them.
The route will begin at Compassion Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., and continue to Fox & Weeks Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, where he will receive his final honors. A detailed map of the route can be viewed at the following link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?hl=en&hl=en&mid=12psony8wX9uEsMC8harobCYmwnPJ4-mn&ll=31.9946788019708%2C-81.18033009999999&z=13
The procession is estimated to begin at approximately 3:15 p.m. and continue for about one hour. During that time, all roads and intersections along the route will be closed.
The Savannah Fire Department will be assisting in honoring Officer Christie by erecting a large American flag from their ladder trucks near Abercorn Street and Television Circle.
Near Immanuel Baptist Church, which is located in the 7300 block of Hodgson Memorial Drive, Officer Christie’s body will be transferred from the hearse to a caisson, or a horse-drawn wagon. The caisson will lead him to his final honors at Fox & Weeks.