“I am tired,” officer Kevin Dingle explained in a visit with Fox & Friends on Tuesday. His appearance came after his viral video in which he slammed anti-cop leftists.
In his video, Maj. Kelvin Dingle — operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta — slammed those who constantly attack the police.
“I wake up every morning and kiss my family goodbye, knowing that there’s a possibility I won’t come home,” Dingle said as he recorded his video in his car. “I am tired of every time I wake up in the morning there’s someone else polarizing the fact that maybe law enforcement is just not a good thing! All of us are not bad! I am not as they are! Most of us are not! There are bad people in every career! I’m so goddamn tired! Tired! Tired!”
He ends up whispering: “I’m so tired. I give everything. I give everything! I’m tired.”
Damn. You have to listen to this man. pic.twitter.com/hU1IMWtpxA
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 2, 2021
The original TikTok video earned more than 1.6 million views as of Wednesday.
In his visit with Fox & Friends, officer Dingle said that hate for the police was not always this bad.
“And that day, I just, honestly, had enough,” Dingle said. “My heart was broken because of the things that I saw in just traveling home to my family, and it wasn’t always that way.”
H added that motorists on the road are often “frowning at me. He added, “People are purposely doing things to get my attention. They’re flipping me off.”
“This is something new,” he continued. “It’s a new attitude.”
Dingle confessed that “it’s really heartbreaking to me. When I got in law enforcement 20 years ago, it was not that way. In the last two years or so, law enforcement has really, really been just put out there as something negative. And we’re not. We actually took an oath to protect and serve.”
The officer added, “the majority of us that put this badge on every day, the majority of us want to protect and serve. … We’re generally good-hearted people that want to make a difference.”
“The truth of the matter is, we have two sides, and two sides need to be heard,” he told the program. “But people need to listen — not to respond — but listen to understand,” Dingle concluded. “That’s the difference … if you can do that, I promise you there’s a solution out there. We just have to communicate … to find it.”
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