Kassy Alia’s husband, a Forest Acres police officer, was killed Sept. 30, 2015. On Friday, she urged S.C. residents to give to a GoFundMe page set up by Columbia’s Heroes in Blue for the family of slain Greenville officer Allen Jacobs.
“Not even six months ago, I lost my husband and the father of my child, Officer Gregory Alia of the Forest Acres Police Department.
“Within hours, Greg’s fraternity brothers and close friends, led by Patrick Walsh who is the facilitator of this page, initiated a GoFundMe campaign to support myself and my 6-month old son, Sal.
“That page provided Sal and me with incredible financial resources which will support us the rest of our lives.
“That page facilitated offers for community support that have alleviated the pressures and strain of the aftermath of grief. That page garnered national attention and an outpouring of love and generosity that would help me continue to believe in humanity.
“Sadly, we now have the unfortunate opportunity to give back.”
The address: https://www.gofundme.com/greenvillepdHIB