Photo: Married cops remind community to think before they speak
The couple took the picture on Thanksgiving while they were working in order to directly address anti-police sentiment
By PoliceOne Staff
BRIDGE CITY, Texas — A photo posted on Facebook by a Texas officer went viral.
FOX 5 reported Bridge City Officer Brittany Beard Hilton posted the photo on Feb. 26 of her and her husband, Officer Steven Hilton, smiling side-by-side in a cruiser on Thanksgiving day.
“All you may see in this photo is two smiling police officers. But there is more,” Brittany wrote on the Facebook post. “Before you say hateful things and put all officers in a category....remember we are all individuals attached to a delicate thin blue line.”
The couple has four daughters and gave up their Thanksgiving “so the community would be safe.”
The officer warns people to think before they speak.
“We are attacked daily and getting killed just for putting on a badge,” she wrote. “Think before you speak. Your words could promote deadly actions.”
The post garnered over 8,000 shares.