donated in memory of Trooper Nolan Sanders via the North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Fundraiser aims to support family of North Carolina state highway patrol trooper killed in crash

NC State Trooper Nolan Sanders to be honored with ‘Hold the Line’ apparel fundraiser from Shield Republic

Smithfield, N.C. — March 28, 2020 — A state trooper killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-795 in Wayne County near Pikeville yesterday will be honored with commemorative apparel remembering the officer’s sacrifice while raising funds for his grieving family.

Trooper Nolan J. Sanders was driving his cruiser while on duty the evening of Friday, March 27 when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a concrete culvert off I-795 near the U.S. 70 bypass. He died at the scene.

The 28-year-old trooper had served with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for five years.

In honor of the fallen officer, the charitable arm of American lifestyle brand Shield Republic has introduced a commemorative apparel campaign. Through the “Hold the Line” campaign for Trooper Sanders, the Shield Republic will sell t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals paying tribute to the fallen trooper. All net proceeds from apparel sales will be donated to the Sanders family.

“We understand this is a very hard time for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol team and Trooper Sanders’ loved ones and we wish them our deepest condolences,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “We pay tribute to this young officer for his work to serve and protect and hope our new Hold the Line campaign in his honor will bring comfort and support to his family during this time of loss.”

For more information and to view the Hold the Line fundraiser for Trooper Sanders, go to

To date, Shield Republic’s fundraisers have raised more than $100,000 for 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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donated in memory of Trooper Nolan Sanders via the North Carolina State Highway Patrol donated in memory of Trooper Nolan Sanders via the North Carolina State Highway Patrol