Our law enforcement officers are brave individuals who vow to protect the lives of the innocent. They risk their lives on a daily basis for others, yet recently, they haven’t gotten the respect or gratitude they deserve.
In the last year or so, there’s been a lot of negativity surrounding our nation’s police officers. While some have done wrong, the vast majority of our officers are wonderful people who big hearts. They love what they do, and they wake up everyday looking forward to helping the general public.
Officer Brittany Beard Hilton is one of those people. Because of the recent negativity, she decided to post an inspiring message on Facebook, and it’s quickly gone viral with over 100,000 shares.
She uploaded a photo of her and another officer sitting in a police car. It doesn’t seem special at first, but then you read Brittany’s message, and it’s touching. You see, the other police officer in the car is Brittany’s husband, Steven. Yes, they’re married, and they’re both police officers!
The photo was taken on Thanksgiving Day, and while they wish they could celebrate the holidays with their family, they spent their day protecting the people in their town.
Brittany’s message is a must-read, and I encourage you to share it with all your friends.
“All you may see in this photo is two smiling police officers. But there is more. We are husband and wife, parents to four beautiful girls, we are a son and a daughter, a Brother and sister, a grandson and granddaughter, a Niece and nephew. (Steven is also an army veteran). We are friends to many.”
“Before you say hateful things and put all officers in a category….remember we are all individuals attached to a delicate thin blue line. We are attacked daily and getting killed just for putting on a badge. You voice your opinion, and rally against law enforcement over tickets!! We are risking our lives.”
This photograph was taken on thanksgiving day. My husband and I both decided to work, giving up time with our family so the community would be safe.
Think before you speak. Your words could promote deadly actions.
WE BLEED BLUE! All lives matter”
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