Heroes In Blue founder named CEO

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The founder of a non-profit organization aimed at promoting police and community relationships through empathy and action, recently named their new CEO.

Heroes In Blue founder Kassy Alia has been named Chief Executive Officer. She founded Heroes In Blue after her husband, Greg Alia, was killed in the line of duty on September 30, 2015 while responding to a call in Forest Acres.

The organization also provides support to families of officers who were killed in the line of duty

In addition to the appointment of Alia as CEO, four new members were added to the Heroes In Blue board, bringing the total to 10.

Chief Kevin Cornett from the Springdale Police Department, Executive Director Angela McDuffie of the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, John Stackhouse of the Modern Family Asset Management and Deputy Chief Melron Kelly from the Columbia Police Department.

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