The Hold The Line Fundraiser for Sergeant Ben Jenkins has ended. Thank you to all who contributed. The press release can be read here.
Smithfield, N.C. — May 12, 2020 — American lifestyle brand Shield Republic announced today that they have raised more than $31K for the family of a fallen Nevada state trooper.
Through their “Hold the Line” apparel fundraiser, the company’s charitable foundation donated $31,881.91 to the family of Sergeant Ben Jenkins, who served with Nevada Highway Patrol’s Northern Command.
Sergeant Jenkins was fatally shot in the line of duty the morning on Friday, March 27 while assisting a motorist stopped at US-93 and White Pine County at Mile Marker 106 outside of Ely.
100% of the net profits will be donated in memory of Sgt. Ben Jenkins via the Injured Police Officers Fund to benefit Troopers Jenkin’s family.
Trooper Jenkins was shot and killed when he stopped to assist a disabled motorist on US-93 near mile marker 106 in White Pine County shortly before 6:00 am on Friday, 3/27/20
During the encounter with the subject, the man fatally shot Sergeant Jenkins. The man then stole Sergeant Jenkins’ uniform and patrol car and fled the area. He was apprehended several hours later following a massive manhunt involving numerous agencies.
Sergeant Jenkins was a veteran of both the Army National Guard and Air National Guard. He had served with the Nevada Highway Patrol for 12 years. He had previously served with the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division and with the Nevada Division of Forestry. He is survived by his wife, four children, five grandchildren, and mother.
On behalf of Shield Republic, we honor Trooper Jenkins for his sacrifice. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Please help with donations by participating in the fundraiser via the following link: https://www.shieldrepublic.com/products/100-donation-hold-the-line-sergeant-ben-jenkins