Thin Blue Line Chris Dickerson Donation

Family of Panola County Deputy to receive donation honoring fallen first responder

Shield Republic Charities’ ‘Hold the Line’ campaign raised more than $9K for Sheriff Deputy Chris Dickerson

Smithfield, N.C. — Feb. 10, 2020 — In late December, Sheriff Deputy Chris Dickerson was gunned down on duty after being called to a traffic stop in Gary City, Texas.

To recognize the officer’s sacrifice and to raise funds for his bereaved family, American lifestyle brand Shield Republic launched a “Hold the Line” apparel fundraiser this winter. Through the sale of commemorative apparel honoring the U.S. Army veteran and father of two, Shield Republic Charities was able to present a check to the Panola County Texas Sheriff’s Office for $9,557.49, with all funds to go to Officer Dickerson’s wife and daughters.

“Our Hold the Line campaign to honor Officer Dickerson is one of our most successful fundraisers to date,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “We hope that his colleagues and family are able to take comfort in the way the Shield Republic community showed this outpouring of love for such a fantastic human being, who sacrificed his life to heed his calling to serve and protect.”

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line Fundraisers honor fallen first responders and police officers by making available special apparel designed, printed, and shipped in the USA, with 100 percent of net profits from each fundraiser donated to fallen heroes’ families. View active and past Hold the Line fundraisers and learn more at

Information about the Hold the Line fundraiser for Officer Chris Dickerson is available at

To date, Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have raised more than $75,000 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.

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