Over $730,000 raised since 2015
When Greg was killed in 2015, the community rallied around our founder, Kassy, and their 6-month old son, Sal. Using an online fundraiser, over $200,000 was raised to support their family following Greg’s tragic death.
We carry forward this immense kindness through our Tragedy Response Program. Anytime an officer is killed in the line-of-duty or critically injured in the line-of-duty in South Carolina, we offer to facilitate community giving to support the officer and their family and to honor their bravery. Since 2015, we have facilitated over $729,000 raised. We do not keep any of the money raised, and 100% is donated to the officers and their families.
On the afternoon of July 3, 2021, Deputy Dominique Ellerbe was seriously injured after a crash that began as a pursuit in Florence County. The suspect was initially stopped for a moving violation. After initially stopping, the suspect then sped away. Deputy Ellerbe was providing assistance when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median and struck a tree. The deputy was then trapped for nearly two hours before being airlifted to the hospital.
On Friday September 17, 2021, Lt. John Stewart of Lake City Police Department was killed during a car chase. Stewart, who served in law enforcement for two decades, is survived by his family, including two sons.