Trooper George Baker t-shirt fundraiser shield republic

Louisiana state trooper killed in crash will be remembered with apparel fundraiser

New ‘Hold the Line’ campaign from Shield Republic Charities will support family of Trooper George Baker

Smithfield, N.C. — May 26, 2020 — A 33-year-old Louisiana state trooper who succumbed last weekend to injuries sustained in an accidental crash May 20 will be honored with a new apparel fundraiser in support of his family.

Shield Republic Charities announced today that they will run a “Hold the Line” fundraiser for the bereaved loved ones of Trooper George Baker, who lost his life on Saturday, May 24.

Trooper Baker and other law enforcement professionals were providing back up during a chase involving the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, Louisiana. Baker and another officer successfully stopped a vehicle fleeing from a traffic stop using deflater strips. When they went to remove the deflater strips from the road, both troopers were accidentally struck by a passing police cruiser.

The suspects were eventually captured after a foot chase that ensued after their vehicle was stopped by the deflater strips.

Trooper Baker was transported to the hospital, where he died four days after the crash. The other officer is expected to recover.

Through their “Hold the Line fundraiser, the American lifestyle brand will make available commemorative apparel including t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals. All net proceeds from the sale will be donated to Trooper Baker’s wife and daughter.

“Trooper Baker died in the midst of a brave act of service, and for that we salute him,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “We hope our newest Hold the Line campaign will show solidarity with the Louisiana law enforcement community while supporting Trooper Baker’s family during this time of loss.”

Baker was a combat veteran who served with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for eight years. He worked in law enforcement for a decade in roles with the Greensburg Police Department, St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police Troop L, where he had served since 2017.

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Trooper Baker at

https://www.shieldrepublic.com/products/100-donation-hold-the-line-trooper-george-baker.

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated more than $200,000 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 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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