Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gregory Thomas Alia

Forest Acres Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Gregory Thomas Alia

Blessed IS the Peacemaker GT Alia FAPD 161 I WILL NEVER FORGET 08:45 hrs I lost A Brother Friend Officer In BLUE A FAMILY LOST SON HUSBAND FATHER

Willie Hampton
Great State SC CITY COLUMBIA COUNTY RICHLAND FOREST ACRES I AM GAURDI

June 15, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 6, 2018

OFFICER GREGORY THOMAS ALIA I, Willie J Hampton loving Caring Personal Friend of Father Dr Thomas Mother Alexis Alia OfWidow Kassandra Kurgler Alia Son Sal Alia who was 6 mo old and surviving Sisters Brothers In Law Friend of Department and Community Will Continue to Cover Your Eternal Living Soul In Memory Greg and I share a close bond His Birthday 08-23-83 My Birthday you 09-18-84 RIP big Brother I got the Watch 161 is 10-42 EOW But In My Heart Your Eternal Living Soul and Watch Are Forever Covered We be Kept 10-8 Never 10-7 Or 10-42 EOW

Willie Hampton
Personal Friend Fallen and to Family

August 5, 2018

I received a letter today requesting a department patch for a memorial for Officer Alia. I researched the internet for information on Officer Alia and to learn what had happened. I read about a fellow officer that had his life taken, while in his prime, with a young wife and newborn son. A wife who must now carry on without her husband and a son who must grow up without a father. The pictures I saw were of an Officer that was not only proud of his profession, but also a happy and proud husband and father.

It is impossible to know what his wife and son have gone through and how they will endure the loss of their husband and father. But I am sure the men and women of the Forest Acres Police Department will be there for the Alia family, supporting them in any way possible. And I know that they shall meet Gregory again in Heaven;

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev 21:4, KJV

Officer Joseph Steyer
Stamford Police Department (Connecticut)

April 5, 2017

When will the senseless killing of our brothers and sisters stop? Although I did not know Officer Gregory Alia, I feel the pain that his family, department, and community is experiencing and will continue to feel for years to come. Enough is enough! Rest in peace and know that your service to your community has been with honor. Now you will patrol the streets of Heaven where you will not have to worry about crime and criminals, but the glory that has been promised to all of us who believe. RIP

Chief Mark DeRosia
Brother officer

February 23, 2017

It's hard to believe it's been a year. When officer Alia died I blamed myself. I thought that i should have taken that bullet. I would have taken that bullet if I could that day. I cried and cried. I know Officer Alia is at peace now. No more will he feel any pain. I know he is watching his wife and his beautiful son grow up from his place in heaven. Officer Alia, you shall never be forgotten. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Elise B.
Police supporter

September 30, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Greg was killed.

To the Alia family, fellow officers, and all who call Greg beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Alia gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 30, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2016

So sorry G... :Salute~

Mr.Mike
stranger to no one

January 30, 2016

My condolences to Officer Alia's wife, son, parents, friends, and colleagues of the Forest Acres Police Department. Another senseless act of violence toward one who is trying to protect and serve. Romans 13:1,2 reads "let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God, the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against it will bring judgement against themselves." If many in this violent world followed this direct command from God, this world would be such a better place. 1 John 5:19 and 1 Timothy 3:1 states that the "whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one" and we are living in "critical times". Despite the deteriorating conditions of this world, there is good news ahead, especially for Officer Alia. Revelation 21:3,4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray that God's promise of reversing the affects of death and mourning for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death bring comfort to all who knew Officer Alia.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 15, 2015

When I recently went by Richland mall where this brave officer was killed, and it was extremely difficult just to think that this selfless father, husband and sheepdog took his last breaths in the same place I was. I am no more than a police supporter, but if I had the chance, I would take a bullet to save any officer. I believe if I did this the officer could go on back to his family and also back to the job so my sacrifice could let the officer save more lives. For as long as I live, I will never forget this officer's sacrifice. He didn't do it for the money, he did so he could save lives. He put his life on the line every day to keep us safe. Let us never forget brave officer Greg Alia.

Elise B.
Supporter

December 9, 2015

Rest in Peace and thank you for protecting our community!

Master Police Officer
Columbia Police Dept

November 11, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Greg was killed.

To the Alia family, fellow officers, and all who call Greg beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Alia gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 30, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

November 4, 2015

Thank you for your service Officer Alia. RIP Warrior

Officer J. Bever
St Joseph, MO PD

October 29, 2015

I am so sorry to see this. My condolences to his sweet young family, baby and all his police family. Such a hero-all of you.

Greenville resident
Greenville resident

October 28, 2015

GODSPEED

SSG, USA S Bundy
U.S. Army

October 28, 2015

R.I.P. brother

Officer A.P.
C.I.U. - Team Hawcs Italian State Police Rome Italy

October 24, 2015

Lost, but never forgotten. May you rest in peace. Praying for your family. I have sent a letter to the department.

Elise Brown
Supporter

October 23, 2015

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County Police Department

October 22, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. May he Rest in Peace!

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

October 21, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

October 21, 2015

Rest easy brother. Godspeed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

October 21, 2015

Thank you for your service my fellow brother in blue. You will not be forgotten. My prayers are with your wife and infant son.

Lt. David Savage
Aiken DPS
Aiken, SC 29801

October 19, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with Office Alia's family and friends during this terrible time.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 19, 2015

RIP Officer Alia, may God be with your family at this trying time. Thank You so much for your service.

Retired Probation/Parole Officer
FLDOC

October 19, 2015

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