Heroes In Blue

Brothers and Sisters in Blue to Mentor Midlands Youth

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia is starting a new program that will match members of law enforcement with the children and families the organization currently serves. “Bigs in Blue” is a one-to-one mentoring program rolling out in Richland and Lexington Counties. “The Bigs in Blue program is a chance to connect local law enforcement…

Feed an Officer Campaign Kicks Off

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Heroes in Blue’s “Feed an Officer” campaign runs through December 11. Visit a participating restaurants and simply, donate. All donations will be delivered to local departments in Richland and Lexington Counties on December 14th. The idea is to show appreciation for men and women in blue by treating them to a special lunch. On Sunday, December 4,…

WATCH: Heroes in Blue Gala Presser to be Held Tuesday

Forest Acres, S.C. (WOLO ) — It was almost a year ago that Forest Acres police officer Greg Alia was gunned down responding to a suspicious persons call at an area mall. Alia’s Wife Kassy has worked tirelessly to keep his memory alive. Now Kassi is embarking on a bigger goal, honoring her husband by raising money to help his…

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I hope you’re enjoying “The Catch” on this #TGIT on ABC Columbia. We’re working hard in the newsroom preparing ABC Columbia News at 11. Let’s get you primed before we go live at 11:   #HEROESINBLUE: Officers and their spouses understand the dangers of the job. Many have told me they find some comfort in the training they receive. But,…

Watch: Kassy Alia Celebrates Husband Through ‘Heroes In Blue’

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — Turning tragedy into triumph. Months after her husband, Forest Acres Police Officer Greg Alia was shot and killed in the line of duty, Kassy Alia is using her personal experience to honor men and women she calls “Heroes in Blue.” Shortly after her husbands death, Alia started the hashtag ‘HeroesinBlue’ and has since turned it into…

Widow of Fallen Forest Acres Officer Continues Mission of ‘Heroes in Blue’

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Since the death of her husband, a Forest Acres police officer, Kassy Alia has been hard at work advocating for families of law enforcement officers. Her husband, Gregory, was slain on Thursday, September 30, 2015 and just a few months later in March, she was helping lead the charge in raising $190,000 for the family of slain Greenville officer…

Watch: Intersection to be Renamed After Fallen Officer

The Intersection at Forest Dr. and Beltline Blvd. will be renamed after fallen Forest Acres Police Officer Greg Alia.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — The intersection of Forest Drive and Beltline Boulevard will be renamed ‘Officer Gregory Thomas Alia Boulevard,’ after fallen Forest Acres police officer Greg Alia. “Greg was always my hero and I think for those who knew him he was theirs and for many others he’s really become our superhero,” said Greg’s wife, Kassy Alia. For Kassy, renaming…