Animal control officer killed by suspected drunk driver in Michigan to receive apparel fundraiser for her family

Shield Republic will honor sacrifice of Officer Darrian Young of Monroe County

Smithfield, N.C. — June 8, 2020 — A young animal control officer killed in the line of duty in Monroe County, Michigan late last week will be honored with an apparel fundraiser for her family.

Darrian Young, age 24, sacrificed her life in the line of duty. On Saturday, June 6 she succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when she was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office animal control officer was driving near the intersection of South Custer Road and Raisinville Road when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a minivan. The driver of the minivan, a 44-year-old woman who was intoxicated, struck Officer Young’s vehicle as she ran a red light.

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital, where she lost her battle with injuries sustained in the crash Saturday morning.

Officer Young is survived by her fiancé, with whom she had recently purchased a horse farm in Exeter Township, Michigan. She was a member of the Monroe County Sheriff Posse.

Shield Republic Charities will run a “Hold the Line” apparel campaign to raise funds for Officer Young through the sale of American-made t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals. All net proceeds from the campaign will be donated to the Young family.

“We are heartbroken at the untimely loss of another rising public servant,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “At Shield Republic, we use our Hold the Line fundraisers to honor the incredible sacrifice of officers like Darrian Young, who lived and died serving others.”

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Officer Young at https://www.shieldrepublic.com/products/100-donation-hold-the-line-deputy-darrian-young.

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated more than $200,000 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 charities@shieldrepublic.com.

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.

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