Lubbock woman's video supporting law enforcement goes viral

Published: Sep. 7, 2015 at 1:16 AM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 2:26 PM CDT
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Brunson & her husband
Brunson & her husband

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock woman is concerned for every officer in Blue - especially the one she waits for to come home each night. Kristen Brunson married a Lubbock law enforcement officer in June, and took to social media to express her concern for his safety.

She uploaded the video on September 3, showing her inside a vehicle parked in her driveway as she shows cards that explain her story.

Three days later, the video has over three million views.

"It was spur of the moment," Brunson said. "I was bored and thought, 'Well, I can make a video with everything going on', and that's what happened."

She chose to express her opinions through the cards because she wanted to get her point across without showing emotion.

"It has always been something that was on my mind, always," Brunson said, "but here recently with everything going on, obviously everyone knows and sees the news, it's been more important now I guess than ever to get that out."

Without saying a word, Brunson hopes viewers understand that officers are not robots after watching her video.

"It meant something to me to show that they are human," she said, "and they're not as bad, I guess, as everyone perceives them out to be."

One of Brunson's cards reads "I never realized what I married into. It's hard every day. I also wouldn't change a thing. I cherish every second."

"The thing is, we're normal people," she said. "We have kids, we play. We do family outings. We're normal just like everyone else, but we have to live a little differently because of it."

Some of Brunson's supporters are her fellow law enforcement officers' wives.

"She said what all of us other officer wives would want to say, she just went out and did it," said Ashlee Ingram, a Lubbock law enforcement officer's wife. "When they leave the door, it's a part of us that's out there as well as our children and other family members and friends, so we've just got to stand behind them 100 percent."

Brunson ends the video with a card that reads "Officers are someone's entire world...they are human."

"People are fast and quick to show negatives but I think we also need to show positives," she said. "I feel like we should just all stop and take a minute to sit back and realize what we all have."

You can view the video here,  Kristen Brunson's Video.

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