KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City sports and apparel company is helping raise money for the family of a fallen Kansas City and K-9 police officer.
Cumpy’s Sports & Apparel said Officer James Muhlbauer’s family asked the company to design and print a T-shirt honoring the fallen officers.
The front of the navy blue shirts display an outline representing Muhlbauer with Champ seated next to him. He also has KCPD with a blue line through the letters.
The back of the shirt says “Honor the Fallen” with a thin blue line American flag. The names and silhouettes of the officers are also printed.
Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts and hoodies will go directly to Muhlbauer’s family according to the company.
The sale is open to anyone who wants to support the officer’s family. Prices range from $19 to $32, and sizes from youth average to adult 4XL are available.
Cumpy’s is taking orders for the shirts both online and at their store located at 5029 NE Vivion Road in Kansas City, Mo.
Orders must be placed by March 6th. Cumpy’s expects orders to be available to ship or pick up approximately two weeks later.
Muhlbauer and Champ were killed last week when another driver hit the patrol vehicle they were in.
Muhlbauer, a 20-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, and K9 officer Champ were patrolling near the intersection of Truman Road and Benton Boulevard at the time of the incident. Their vehicle crashed into a pedestrian, 52-year-old Jesse Eckes, who also died.