Meet our sixth finalist for the 4th Annual Officer Gregory Alia Award, PFC Jessica Davis of the Ware Shoals Police Department. PFC Davis was nominated by both her department and by a local business owner in Ware Shoals. Her nomination stated, “My family and I have considered her a friend since the first day she walked into our store and we met her for the first time. She is nice, friendly, and takes protecting our community very seriously. Anytime that we need help with anything, we can always talk to PFC Davis.”
Why did you join?: I had a questionable childhood and with that, law enforcement was always involved. On one particular incident, they were my knight in shining armor. So even on my worst day they were the ones who saved me.
When is a time when you felt you truly made a difference in someone’s life?: I’m currently working a case with a 4, 6, and 15 year old. It’s a criminal sexual conduct case, and the 4 year old is the victim. He told me what happened, hugged me, played with me, and I was the only one he was comfortable with. The case workers have reached out to me and said that he always asks for me and that he won’t talk to his therapist or doctors, only me.
What does Together We Are Better mean to you?: Working together, we are better for our community and we are better for one another. Every officer in my department, I have spent time with outside of work. I make sure we spend time with everyone.
Join us in congratulating PFC Davis for her nomination and for being named a finalist!
About the Officer Gregory Alia Award
Serve & Connect was founded by Kassy Alia in memory of her husband, Greg Alia, who was killed in the line of duty on September 30th, 2015. This prestigious annual award is named in his honor and recognizes an outstanding officer who demonstrates a commitment to serve his/her community with respect and compassion; one who goes above the call of duty to ensure that members of the community are protected, cared for, and feel valued; one who treats all members of the community as equal and who employed their role with thoughtfulness and tact; and who through everyday interactions builds a safer community for all. The award is presented at our annual event, the Knight of Honor Gala, which will be held on September 27, 2019 in Columbia, SC.