Emotional Atlanta cop defends colleagues in viral TikTok video

Emotional Atlanta cop defends colleagues in viral TikTok video

‘There are bad people in every career’: Emotional Atlanta cop defends his colleagues and says he’s ‘had enough’ of the anti-police rhetoric in TikTok video

  • Major Kelvin Dingle says he’s had enough of the negative portrayals of those in law enforcement in a TikTok video which has gone viral on social media
  • Dingle is operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Dingle ended his impassioned rant by yelling, ‘There are bad people in every career. I am so goddamn tired, tired, tired!’
  • Dingle believes attitudes about law enforcement have changed in recent years due to a number of high profile incidents involving police brutality 

By Joey Stipek For Dailymail.Com

Published: 14:40 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 20:25 BST, 5 May 2021

A Georgia police officer has gone viral on TikTok with an impassioned speech about about anti-police rhetoric and has insisted ‘there are bad people in every career’.

Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, begins his video by saying he is tired.

‘I wake up every morning and kiss my family goodbye, knowing that there’s a possibility I will not come home,’ he says in the clip, which is set to Novo Amor’s song ‘Repeat Until Death’.

Major Kelvin Dingle says he's had enough of the negative portrayals of those in law enforcement in a TikTok video which has gone viral on social media Major Kelvin Dingle says he's had enough of the negative portrayals of those in law enforcement in a TikTok video which has gone viral on social media

Major Kelvin Dingle says he’s had enough of the negative portrayals of those in law enforcement in a TikTok video which has gone viral on social media

He continues: ‘I am tired of every time I wake up in the morning someone polarizes the fact that maybe law enforcement is just not a good thing. All of us are not bad.’ 

Dingle finishes by yelling ‘There are bad people in every career. I am so goddamn tired, tired, tired!’  

Dingle went on ‘Fox & Friends’ Tuesday morning, saying he created the video because he’s had enough of the negative portrayals of those working in law enforcement. 

Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, previously served in the United States Marine Corps Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, previously served in the United States Marine Corps

Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, previously served in the United States Marine Corps

‘I was riding home and I was thinking in regards to everything and now it’s just different. I’m driving next to people and people are just frowning at me. People are purposely doing things to get my attention. They’re flipping me off,’ Dingle said.  

Dingle added he believes attitudes about law enforcement have changed in recent years due to a number of high profile incidents involving police brutality. 

Notable incidents include the deaths of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky and George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

‘All of us are not bad. All of us are not bad at all,’ he said.

Dingle, who previously served in the United States Marine Corps, believes most cops are ‘good-hearted people that want to make a difference’.

‘My heart was broken because of the things that I saw in just traveling home to my family. It wasn’t always that way,’ he continued.

‘It used to be waves. It used to be smiles. It used to be someone saluting you.’ 

Dingle’s video has gone viral on social media garnering millions of views as of Wednesday morning with many TikTok users offering him words of support. 

Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, begins his viral TikTok video by saying 'I wake up every morning and kiss my family goodbye, knowing that there’s a possibility I will not come home.' Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, begins his viral TikTok video by saying 'I wake up every morning and kiss my family goodbye, knowing that there’s a possibility I will not come home.' Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta is shown in a still from his TikTok account @kelvindingle Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta is shown in a still from his TikTok account @kelvindingle

Major Kelvin Dingle, operation commander at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Public Safety in Atlanta, Georgia, says in his viral TikTok video by saying ‘I wake up every morning and kiss my family goodbye, knowing that there’s a possibility I will not come home’ 

Erin-Patricia Alaniz said: ‘I’m so sad this is your reality. You have so much support. We love you.’

coupon_katie added: ‘Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking … the vast majority of GOOD police officers should not have to suffer at the hands of a few bad ones.’

Heather Rex chimed in with: ‘This absolutely breaks my heart. I am SO grateful for you and appreciate all you have sacrificed. I feel so blessed to have men like you.’

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