Officer Destin Legieza Brentwood Police Shield Republic Foundation donation charity fundraiser

Apparel fundraiser will honor third-generation law enforcement officer killed in car accident in Tennessee

‘Hold the Line’ campaign from Shield Republic Charities will raise funds for family of Officer Destin Legieza of Brentwood

Smithfield, N.C. — June 19, 2020 — A third-generation police officer killed yesterday in a car accident in Brentwood, Tennessee will be honored with a special apparel fundraiser to support his bereaved family.

Officer Destin Legieza of the Brentwood Police Department is the latest first responder to be honored with a “Hold the Line” fundraiser from American lifestyle brand Shield Republic. Through the campaign, the company will sell commemorative t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals recognizing the service and sacrifice of the fallen officer. All net proceeds will be donated to the Legieza family at the conclusion of the campaign.

Officer Legieza, age 30, was killed while on duty and nearing the end of his shift around 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 18. He was driving southbound on Franklin Road near Turner Farm and Brentwood Market when a woman traveling northbound crossed the center line, colliding with Officer Legieza’s cruiser. The officer was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident.

The crash is currently being investigated.

Officer Legieza, whose father and grandfather both worked in law enforcement, had served with the Brentwood Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife, Heather.

“At Shield Republic, we wanted to offer a tribute to this rising star with the Brentwood Police Department,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “Our Hold the Line campaign for Officer Destin Legieza’s family honors a young hero known for making a big impact during his short tenure as a law enforcement hero.”

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Officer Legieza at https://www.shieldrepublic.com/products/100-donation-hold-the-line-officer-destin-legieza.

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated more than $300,000 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.

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

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