fundraiser officer justin putnam san marcos police dept.

Charity to honor slain Texas police officer with apparel fundraiser for his family

San Marcos police officer Justin Putnam was killed in ambush after responding to a domestic disturbance call

Smithfield, N.C. — April 20, 2020 — After falling in the line of duty last weekend while responding to a domestic disturbance call, one Texas police officer will be honored for his sacrifice with a charitable fundraiser for his family.

Officer Putnam was killed and two other police officers were injured the evening of Saturday, April 18, when a man wearing body armor ambushed the first responders, opening fire with a rifle at Twin Lake Villas Apartments on Hunter Road in San Marcos. The suspect fatally shot himself at the scene. The other two officers are expected to recover.

Putnam, age 31 at the time of his death, had served with the SMPD for more than five years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas State University.

American lifestyle brand Shield Republic will honor Officer Putnam’s sacrifice through a new “Hold the Line” apparel fundraiser, with net proceeds from the sale of American-made t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals to be donated to his family at the close of the campaign.

“We were sad to learn about the untimely death of Officer Putnam, who served so bravely even to the end of his life,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “We are proud to honor this young officer’s legacy by remembering him with a Hold the Line apparel fundraiser for his family. We wish them comfort and healing in the wake of this terrible loss.”

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Officer Justin Putnam at https://www.shieldrepublic.com/collections/charity/products/100-donation-hold-the-line-officer-justin-putnam.

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated more than $100,000 so far in 2020 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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