A Texas police officer uploaded a picture of herself and another officer in their patrol car, and it almost immediately went viral after people noticed one unusual detail about it.
At first glance, the photo looks like two partners in their cruiser ready to start the day, and while that may be the case, these partners share a much stronger bond than regular co-workers – they’re married. Brittany Beard Hilton took the selfie with her husband, Steven, back on Thanksgiving after the two decided to go on patrol to keep the community safe rather than have a big dinner at home with family.
“All you may see in this photo is two smiling police officers. But there is more,” she said in the post.
Unfortunately, Brittany has become the brunt of online threats from unhinged cop haters, but it hasn’t deterred her from performing her duties as an officer. The online harassment has even gone as far as people threatening to shoot her in the head, but rather than respond to hate with hate, Brittany instead prays for them.
“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.”
[H/T: Little Things]