Fallen K9 Officer Hondo Harriman Police Salt Lake City

New apparel fundraiser honors Utah police dog shot in the line of duty

Shield Republic Charities launches Hold the Line K9 fundraiser honoring K9 Hondo of Herriman, Utah

Smithfield, N.C. — Feb. 20, 2020 — To honor a police dog killed in the line of duty in Herriman, Utah, American lifestyle brand Shield Republic is launching a new apparel fundraiser.

Through the Hold the Line K9 fundraiser for K9 Hondo, Shield Republic will make available commemorative apparel honoring the Belgian Malinois, who was shot and killed on Friday, February 14 during the hunt for a fugitive wanted in connection with a homicide. K9 Hondo served with the Herriman Police Department in Herriman, Utah under handler Sergeant Ben Ricks for half a decade.

View the fundraiser page for K9 Hondo at


Shield Republic Charities, the foundation of American lifestyle brand Shield Republic, runs Hold the Line K9 fundraisers throughout the year in memory of police dogs serving at U.S. police departments. Each Hold the Line fundraiser honoring a fallen first responder, police officer or K9 makes available special honorary apparel designed, printed, and shipped in the USA, with 100 percent of net profits from each fundraiser donated to fallen heroes’ families or units.

Proceeds from the Hold the Line K9 fundraiser for K9 Hondo will be donated to the Herriman Police Department.

“Just as our human first responders and police officers risk making the ultimate sacrifice in their work, so can our noble K9 officers fall in the line of duty,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “We recognize the brave sacrifice of K9 Hondo and hope that through our new Hold the Line K9 fundraiser we will bring some comfort to Hondo’s handler and the whole Herriman Police Department.”

View active and past Hold the Line K9 fundraisers and learn more at https://patriot.shieldrepublic.com/category/charity-social-causes/hold-the-line-k9-fundraiser/.

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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