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Candlelight vigil honors fallen heroes

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Fallen officers names are engraved into the memorial that sits on the State House grounds. Fallen officers names are engraved into the memorial that sits on the State House grounds.
The memorial was lit blue to honor those fallen in the line of duty. The memorial was lit blue to honor those fallen in the line of duty.
Kassy Alia recieved a lot of support at the event. Kassy Alia recieved a lot of support at the event.

Tuesday night dozens gathered at the State House to honor South Carolina police officers killed in the line of duty. The vigil was held on the tenth year anniversary of the Fallen Officers Monument. The names of the 26 officers that have fallen this year were read and displayed on a building.

A blue line runs down the center of the memorial which represents officers willing to stand in the line of danger. South Carolina Deputy Attorney General Rick Hubber told the crowd that the memorial is a place for the community to gather and reflect on those they have lost.

"Come here. Come to this place. Walk down this thin blue line. And go ponder the names of those who know what sacrifice was," Hubber said.

Names including "Greg Alia" who was shot and killed in the line of duty just weeks ago. His wife Kassy Alia came to show her husband and the other officers whose names appear on the monument.

"How special it is to come together to remember those that we lost and we should continue to bring to light the stories of those we have here and the heroic things they do everyday," Alia said.

Hubber said hopefully next year they will not have to add anymore names to the monument.

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