Shield Republic’s ‘Hold the Line’ campaign honors Police Chief Terry Engle of Hampton

New apparel fundraiser will bring aid to family of Illinois police chief killed in car crash

Shield Republic’s ‘Hold the Line’ campaign honors Police Chief Terry Engle of Hampton

Smithfield, N.C. — April 13, 2020 — An Illinois police chief killed Easter weekend in a single-vehicle crash will be honored with a new apparel fundraiser for his family.

Police Chief Terrence “Terry” Engle, leader of the Hampton Police Department in Rock County, Illinois, was killed in a car accident on the evening of Saturday, April 11. The chief was responding to a 911 call when his car crashed into a tree off Illinois Route 84 near 180th Street North. He died after being transported to the hospital.

Now, American lifestyle brand Shield Republic has launched a new “Hold the Line” apparel fundraiser honoring the fallen hero, including t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals. All net proceeds from the sale will be donated to Chief Engle’s family.

“This is a terrible loss for the Hampton community on the eve of Easter that I’m sure will be felt acutely for a long time,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “Through our Hold the Line fundraiser for Chief Engle, we hope to honor his incredible legacy of service while bringing comfort to his family and his unit during this difficult time.”

Chief Engle had served as chief of the Hampton Police Department for more than two years. Prior to joining the HPD, he served with the Black Hawk College Police Department for 35 years.

The 57-years-old leaves behind his wife and children.

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Chief Engle at

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have donated in excess of $100,000 in 2020 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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Shield Republic’s ‘Hold the Line’ campaign honors Police Chief Terry Engle of Hampton

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