Christopher Walsh Donation from Shield Republic Charities

Family of officer killed in Missouri mass shooting honored with donation from apparel fundraiser

‘Hold the Line’ campaign from Shield Republic raised more than $10K for family of Springfield officer Christopher Walsh

Smithfield, N.C. — April 22, 2020 — At the close of the latest Hold the Line apparel fundraiser from Shield Republic Charities, another fallen police officer will be commemorated with a donation in his honor.

Shield Republic Charities recently donated $10,212.48 to the Springfield Police Officers Association Relief Fund in support of the family of Officer Christopher Walsh of the Springfield, Missouri Police Department.

Officer Walsh was gunned down late on Sunday, March 15, after responding to a call that an active shooter had crashed into the Kum & Go on East Chestnut Expressway in Springfield and opened fire. The shooter killed Walsh and four civilians before turning the gun on himself.

The officer, who was 32 years old, was an Army veteran and active Army reservist who had served with the Springfield Police Department for more than three and a half years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

To honor Officer Walsh’s sacrifice, American lifestyle brand Shield Republic ran “Hold the Line” fundraiser including a line of honorary tees, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals made in the USA and available for purchase at

“Though nothing will take away this terrible tragedy, we are proud that our community came together to support Officer Walsh’s family during this difficult time,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “We wish our sincere condolences to Mrs. Walsh and their daughter and hope that this donation provides some comfort.”

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated in excess of $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.

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