HATTIESBURG, MS - Magnolia Graphics of Hattiesburg began distributing its orders for T-Shirts honoring fallen officers Deen and Tate.
“We've been taking orders ever since officer Deen and Officer Tate were killed,” said Lance Sanderford, owner of Magnolia Graphics. “We've been taking orders for the memorial shirts we've done and we've been working with the family and with the Hattiesburg police to make sure these shirts were done in the right taste and the right way. They're authorized by the Deen and Tate family and the proceeds from the shirts go to the Deen and Tate family directly.”
T-Shirts are $12 and are also available in youth sizes. All proceeds from the T-shirt sales will go directly to the families.
Shirt purchases also come with car decals to honor the officers.
“We did the fundraiser with both the Columbia and Hattiesburg tornadoes; we've done Katrina, and the Purvis Fieldhouse,” Sanderford said. “We go into high gear whenever something happens. We're proud and honored to be able to put our store behind such a great event and such a noble cause.”
Shirts will be available to pick-up until 9 p.m. Friday evening, and sales will resume Tuesday after the Memorial Day holiday.