donation check from shield republic for sheriff big john williams

Charitable foundation raises more than $4,200 for family of slain Alabama sheriff

Charitable Foundation Raises More Than $4,200 for Family of Slain Alabama Sheriff

Shield Republic Charities will donate funds to Sheriff ‘Big John’ Williams’ bereaved family 

Smithfield, N.C. — Jan. 9, 2020 —  When the team behind American lifestyle brand Shield Republic found out about the shooting of “Big John” Williams, sheriff of Lowndes County, Alabama, they were moved to action.

Through their charitable foundation, Shield Republic Charities, they introduced the “Hold the Line” fundraiser in November, offering for sale special apparel honoring Williams. All apparel, including unisex t-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeved shirts, and ladies’ tank tops, was designed, printed, and shipped in the USA, with net profits from the fundraiser to be donated to Williams’ family.

The fundraiser brought in a total of $4,233.75 for the Williams family, as announced in a recent blog post at Funds were presented to the slain sheriff’s family today.

“We are so proud of our community for supporting our fundraiser and helping us raise the money for this donation through the sale of Hold the Line merchandise featuring Sheriff Big John Williams,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “Thanks to the generosity of the Shield Republic community, Our Hold the Line fundraisers have allowed us to honor the legacies of our fallen heroes while offering comfort and support to their families.”

Sheriff Williams was tragically gunned down blocks from his home on November 23 while trying to disperse a large crowd at a convenience store outside Montgomery, Alabama. The suspect, William Chase Johnson, is in custody and is currently being tried for first degree murder.

Williams had served as the Lowndes County sheriff since 2011.

View the Hold the Line fundraising campaigns for Sheriff “Big John” Williams and other fallen officers and learn more at

To date, Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have raised more than $55,000 in donations to fallen officers’ families and units.

For more information about the Shield Republic Charities, contact Aaron Pate at

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 (@s_republic).

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PDF: Shield Republic – Hold The Line Fundraiser For Sheriff Big John Williams

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