Just earlier this month, we shared an inspiring story of a police praying next to the strangers which indeed has gone viral. And now, another stunning picture of a couple law enforcement officers is floating around the various news outlets for one different reason.
A Texas police officer’s post on Facebook about life behind the badge as her response to the negative comments surrounding the law enforcement in the United States has quickly gone viral, without even expecting it would go massively viral with over 100,000 shares.
Brittany Beard Hilton, a female officer with the Bridge City Police Department, said the picture was actually taken on Thanksgiving Day, but she shared it on February 26. It’s an image of Hilton next to her husband, Steven Hilton, who is also an officer in Texas. In the photo, they are smiling, side-by-side in a patrol car. The couple decided to work on Thanksgiving, giving up time with their family, so they could protect the community.
With the photo, she wrote this heartfelt message:
“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”
Brittany said she was compelled to post it after a local business owner had posted hateful comments about law enforcement. And like so many law enforcement officers, Brittany has become the brunt of online threats. Some negative people have gone as so far as to tell her she deserves to be shot in the head, just for being a cop. But she has also received an outpouring of support and positive words.