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Reflection on Greg Alia Award

By August 22, 2018No Comments

Knights in shining armor.

When you hear this term, what image comes to mind? Do you imagine a Medieval-era hero, gallantly riding his trusty steed? What if we asked you to imagine a knight for the 21st century?

Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing stories about the knights who serve our communities day in and day out. These brave law enforcement heroes were nominated not for singular daring acts, but rather for the way they quietly and humbly serve others. They are champions for good, marked by their courage for compassion. They demonstrate their heroism in the small acts of kindness—they feed the hungry, they provide clothes to the poor, they mentor the young, and spend time with the old.
These stories—they aren’t the bright and shiny stories you may see on the news, but they are the stories which transform our communities, lending a healing hand to those in need. They build better futures through their unending commitment to care for others.

We are redefining what it means to be a knight during the present day, one story at a time. These twenty-five heroes representing twenty police departments in South Carolina have been nominated by peers and community for their excellence in community services. Each will be recognized at our Annual Knight of Honor Gala on September 28, 2018, with one receiving the Officer Gregory Alia Award.

Join us in celebrating these heroes and uplifting the acts which make our world a safer, more loving place for all.