Friends, co-workers remember the woman allegedly murdered by a CPD officer

Friends, co-workers remember the woman allegedly murdered by a CPD officer

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - After the loss of Kelly Levinsohn, the 44-year-old woman shot and killed Saturday night in Columbus, her friends and former co-workers are mourning her death.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan had known Levinsohn since she was in high school.

“We’re family," Bryan said. "We’re just family.”

Levinsohn was shot and killed Saturday night after what Columbus police believe was a domestic dispute. Sgt. William Talley, who had worked for the Columbus Police Department since 2002, is accused of the murder.

For Bryan, this week has been a difficult one.

“I can’t get her out of my head,” he said. “I can’t shake it.”

He also often worked with her when she was an EMT. He said she always cared about the patients.

“She was always holding the person’s hand, being compassionate and caring,” Bryan said.

Jim Wheeler worked with Levinsohn back in the early 2000s and said she was incredible, beyond just her work.

“You could always talk to Kelly about anything," Wheeler said. "She was just beautiful, a beautiful person inside and out.”

Wheeler said she loved adventure and travel.

“She had a little bit of gypsy heart in her," he said. "She loved to travel and experience new things and new cultures. She traveled out here in Southern California and went down to Mexico travel, enjoying the weather, enjoying the culture.”

Wheeler said there are endless good things he could say about her.

“Very outgoing, very humble, very loving and committed," he said. "Kelly never judged. She was always there with a loving smile. [She had] a very, very kind way about her that made everybody gravitate towards her.”

Levinsohn’s funeral service will be held this weekend.

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