The Hold The Line Fundraiser for Corporal James O’Connor has ended. Thank you to all who contributed. The press release can be read here.
Smithfield, N.C. — April 13, 2020 — American lifestyle brand Shield Republic announced today that at the close of their “Hold the Line” apparel fundraiser for fallen Philadelphia corporal James O’Connor, the company raised more than $8,000 for his family.
O’Connor, who had served as a police officer for more than 23 years, was posthumously given the rank of sergeant. He was 46 years old.
On April 9, Shield Republic Charities presented a check for $8,005.15 to Sgt. O’Connor’s family. Funds raised represent net proceeds from the sale of commemorative tees, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals honoring the fallen officer.
100% of the net profits will be donated in memory of Philadelphia Police Officer James O’Connor via the Philadelphia Police Department to benefit Officer O’Connor’s family.
Officer O’Connor was killed while serving a homicide warrant. Cpl. O’Connor was a 23-year veteran of the police force who served his last 15 years on the SWAT team. He is survived by his wife and two children. His son is currently a Philadelphia 9th District police officer and his daughter serves in the United States Air Force. EOW: 3/13/20
On behalf of Shield Republic, we honor Officer O’Connor for his sacrifice. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and the Philadelphia Police Department.
Please help with donations by participating in the fundraiser via the following link:
100% Donation, Hold The Line – Corporal James O'Connor
Prayers to the family of this brave officer that gave his life protecting his city. Thank you for your service.