Georgia police officer killed on duty by drunk driver will be honored with apparel fundraiser

Christopher Ewing of the Smyrna Police Department will receive Hold the Line fundraiser from Shield Republic Charities
Shield Republic Ofcr Christopher Ewing Fundraiser
Shield Republic Ofcr Christopher Ewing Fundraiser
SMITHFIELD, N.C. - April 22, 2020 - PRLog -- An award-winning officer killed on duty after being struck by a drunk driver will be commemorated with a special fundraising campaign to support his family in the wake of his death.

On Monday, April 20, Officer Christopher Ewing was on duty when his cruiser was struck around 11 p.m. by a driver on South Cobb Drive near I-285 in Smyrna. The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Robert Lorenzo Cox of Duluth, was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He was charged with felony homicide by vehicle.

American lifestyle brand Shield Republic will honor Officer Ewing's sacrifice through a new "Hold the Line" apparel fundraiser, with net proceeds from the sale of American-made t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies' tank tops and decals to be donated to his family when the campaign ends.

Officer Ewing had served with the Smyrna Police Department for two years, most recently with the Uniform Patrol Division. The 34-year-old police officer and Air Force veteran was recently recognized with a lifesaving award.

He is survived by his spouse and three children.

"Officer Ewing had a reputation for being a rising star on the force in addition to being a family man," said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. "Though nothing can take away this terrible loss, we hope to honor his brave sacrifice through our Hold the Line campaign supporting his family."

View the Hold the Line fundraiser page for Officer Ewing at

Shield Republic's Hold the Line fundraisers have donated more than $100,000 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

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  Read the Shield Republic lifestyle blog at Follow Shield Republic on Facebook (@ShieldRepublicCo), Instagram (@shield_republic), Twitter (@shieldrepublic) and Pinterest (@shield_republic).

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