SALT LAKE CITY — The legacy of Herriman police K-9 officer Hondo continues to touch communities across Utah and his story is now reaching those across the country.
“This K9, K9 Hondo did lose his life saving the members of the community there in Herriman and Salt Lake City, so I do think he deserves some very special attention,” Carlie Romero said.
Romero works for Shield Republic, an apparel and merchandise shop based out of North Carolina, dedicated to patriotic Americans, first responders, police, military and firefighters.
A fundraiser was launched by Shield Republic on Saturday. It’s a place to purchase merch, but the price is set with the intent to donate to the funds to the agencies who have lost a loved one.
“It’s a tragedy especially in the case of k9 Hondo where he was shot doing exactly his job, which was keeping his officer safe,” Romero said.
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Press release: Shield Republic Fallen K9 Officer fundraiser for K9 Hondo
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