Viral Video: Message From Atlanta Officer Is Just Heartbreaking: ‘I’m So Tired’ [Video]

The pain in Major Kelvin Dingle’s voice says it all, “I’m tired”. The Atlanta officer vented to TikTok Wednesday how hard the new anti-police culture has been on officers in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The left has made it clear that the conviction of the officer involved in Floyd’s attempted arrest was not enough as they continue to abuse officers and push to defund the police.

Dingle is a veteran officer and former military man who now works as the operational commander at Morehouse School of Medicine with the Department of Public Safety in Atlanta. The way people treat him now clearly cuts him deep as it would any of us. It’s truly sickening what’s happening and it has to stop.

“I wake up every morning and kiss my family goodbye, knowing that there’s a possibility I won’t come home,” Dingle says as he sits behind the wheel of 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 the clip in a near whisper: “I’m so tired. I give everything. I give everything! I’m tired.”


Dingle told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that when he created the video, he was simply riding home and thinking about how badly police officers have been treated recently. “And that day, I just, honestly, had enough. 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.”

He noted that often when other motorists see him in uniform on the road, they’re “frowning at me. People are purposely doing things to get my attention. They’re flipping me off.”

“This is something new,” he added to the program. “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 TikTok video has been viewed 1.6 million times as of Wednesday morning and seems to be striking a chord.¬†Newsweek reported¬†that one user wrote, “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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