American lifestyle brand to honor murdered Louisiana lieutenant with apparel fundraiser

Shield Republic launches ‘Hold the Line’ campaign for Lt. Glenn Dale Hutto Jr. of Baton Rouge

Smithfield, N.C. — April 28, 2020 — A officer brutally murdered while on duty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sunday will be honored with an apparel fundraiser for his family.

Shield Republic’s latest “Hold the Line” fundraiser honors the sacrifice of Sergeant Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr., who was promoted posthumously to the rank of lieutenant by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Lt. Hutto lost his life on Sunday, April 26, when he was gunned down investigating a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 3150 block of Conrad Street near Winbourne Avenue and North Foster Drive. As Hutto and a fellow officer approached the residence, the suspect, Ronnie Kato, opened fire from the backyard with a semi-automatic rifle, striking both officers.

According to evidence gathered from the scene, Kato is believed to have then shot Hutto multiple times at close range after initially knocking him down. Kato surrendered to authorities after a stand-off lasting several hours. Lt. Hutto later died from the gunshot wounds; the other officer, Cpl. Derrick Maglone, is expected to recover.

Lt. Hutto, 45, was in law enforcement for 24 years, 21 of which with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraiser for Lt. Hutto will make available a special line of t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals made in the U.S. All net proceeds from the sale will be donated to Lt. Hutto’s family at the end of the campaign.

“We were disheartened to hear about the egregious murder of Lt. Hutto, who sacrificed his life in line of duty,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “We wish his family and the Baton Rouge Police Department our deepest condolences and hope our new Hold the Line campaign in Lt. Hutto’s honor brings everyone a measure of comfort and closure. ”

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Lt. Hutto at:

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated more than $100,000 this year to the families and units of fallen first responders, police officers and K9 police dogs.

For more information about the Shield Republic Charities, contact


About Shield Republic

Established in 2016, Shield Republic is an American lifestyle brand based outside Raleigh, North Carolina. The company offers creative, fresh apparel and merchandise embodying American pride. Everything sold by Shield Republic is designed and manufactured in the United States. Shield Republic appeals to patriotic Americans passionate about personal strength, second amendment rights and military strength. Through Shield Republic Charities, the company shows appreciation to soldiers, first responders and their families.

Learn more about Shield Republic and shop the online store at  Read the Shield Republic lifestyle blog at Follow Shield Republic on Facebook (@ShieldRepublicCo), Instagram (@shield_republic), Twitter (@shieldrepublic) and Pinterest (@shield_republic).

# # #