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A Texas police officer's moving Facebook post about life in law enforcement has quickly gone viral.

Brittany Beard Hilton, with the Bridge City Police Department, posted a photograph with her husband, Steven Hilton, who is also a police officer.

The photo, which was taken on Thanksgiving Day and shared to Facebook on February 26, shows the couple in uniform, smiling side-by-side in a patrol car.

Along with the photo, Hilton wrote a moving message about the sacrifices and risks involved with working in law enforcement and how all officers are human beings under the badge.

"Before you say hateful things and put all officers in a category, remember we are all individuals attached to a delicate thin blue line," Hilton wrote. "We are attacked daily and getting killed just for putting on a badge."

Here's the full text of Hilton's post:

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

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