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New Fundraiser Memorializes South Carolina Officer Killed Delivering Eviction Notice

American lifestyle brand Shield Republic launches new ‘Hold the Line’ apparel fundraiser benefitting the Corporal Andrew Gillette Memorial Fund

Smithfield, N.C. — Feb. 27, 2020 — Shield Republic Charities has launched a new “Hold the Line” fundraiser honoring a South Carolina police officer and military veteran gunned down delivering a detention order and eviction notice in Dalzell.

Corporal Andrew Gillette of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office had served with the U.S. Air Force for 12 years before beginning a career in law enforcement in 2013 in Sumter. He was gunned down in the line of duty after the suspect opened fire while being served in late February.

The 37-year-old officer is survived by his wife and 11-year-old son.

Through Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraiser for Cpl. Gillette, commemorative t-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeved shirts, ladies’ tank tops and decals will be available for sale, with 100 percent of net proceeds to be donated to the Corporal Andrew Gillette Memorial Fund. All items sold through the fundraiser honoring Cpl. Gillette are designed and printed in the USA.

“Corporal Gillette’s death illustrates the tremendous sacrifice law enforcement professionals make every day risking their lives to serve and protect,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “Our hearts and our prayers are with the Gillette family and with the Sumter County Sheriff’s office during this difficult time.”

View the Hold the Line fundraising campaign page for Cpl. Gillette and learn more at

Shield Republic’s Hold the Line fundraisers have raised more than $85,000 for the families and units of fallen first responders, police officers and K9 police dogs since inception. For more information about 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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