COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Thanks to community donations and local restaurants, hundreds of local law enforcement officers will get a free meal on Friday in honor of Officer Greg Alia Day.
This day is a culmination of the Feed An Officer campaign hosted by Serve & Connect which ran from Nov. 24 to Dec. 9. More than 40 Midlands area restaurants participated in the campaign this year and helped raise more than $13,000.
Serve and Connect was started by Kassy Alia after her husband Greg was killed while serving with the Forest Acres Police Department. The organization says the annual campaign is simply a way to say thank you to those who serve.
Today was declared Officer Greg Alia Day three years ago shortly after his line-of-duty death. December 14 is Officer Alia and his wife Kassy’s wedding anniversary.