Grunt Style donates over 200k to fallen Dallas police officers


Grunt Style, the military t-shirt company that is widely known in the veteran community, made a large donation to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation yesterday.

The CEO of Grunt Style, former Army drill sergeant Daniel Alarik,  presented the $204,000 check on Tuesday at a ceremony.

He said when he saw the tragedy in Dallas he decided to partner with the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation to donate 100 percent of the proceeds from their online sales of shirts. Five Dallas officers were killed in an ambush shooting in downtown Dallas in July.

Grunt Style shirt that was created to honor the five fallen Dallas PD officer and raise money for their families. (Grunt Style)
Grunt Style shirt that was created to honor the five fallen Dallas PD officer and raise money for their families. (Grunt Style)

The Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation (DFOF) was established in 2009 by active Dallas Police Officers.

Their original goal was to raise $250k so that each family of the five fallen officers would receive 50k. Eventually they expanded their goal to raise 10k – 25k for each of the nine injured officers.

Grunt Style said, “It was an honor to be able to present this check to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation and to the impacted families. The support of our amazing fans made this all possible, we all came together on this!,” in a statement made on their Facebook page.

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CEO and founder of Grunt Style, Daniel Alarik (center left) puts his arm around the father of marine veteran and fallen officer Patrick Zamarripa while a check for over 204k is presented to the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation. (Grunt Style)

The father of fallen officer Patrick Zamarripa, who served three tours in Iraq as a military police officer before joining Dallas PD, said all the support has helped the family cope.

“I can hear [Patrick] saying, ‘Dad be tough, you can do it,’” Enrique Zamarripa said.

The President of the Dallas Law Officers Foundations said, the nine injured officers will each receive about $10,000 each from the foundation.

Enrique and Patrick Zamarripa (Twitter)
Enrique and Patrick Zamarripa (Twitter)

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