Police Officer Greg Alia was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a suspicious person call at the Richland Mall shortly before 9:00 am.
A struggle ensued as the officers spoke to the subject. The man then produced a handgun and shot Officer Alia during the struggle before being taken into custody by other officers.
Officer Alia had served with the Forest Acres Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and newborn son.
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