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'The Bachelorette' Winner Garrett Yrigoyen Shows Support for Police Amid Protests

'The Bachelorette' Winner Garrett Yrigoyen Shows Support for Police Amid Protests

Garrett Yrigoyen, who won the 2018 season of The Bachelorette and is still engaged to Becca Kufrin, is speaking out in support of the police.

A couple days after he posted to Instagram in support of Blackout Tuesday, Garrett posted a lengthy message on social media about supporting police.

“I’ve been pretty tore up the past week about everything going on. I’ve listened, learned, helped, supported, and grown. With so many friends and family in law enforcement I couldn’t sit back and not support them and the hundreds of thousands of men and women of all races that represent this Thin Blue Line as well,” Garrett wrote. “It’s important for me to recognize the ones who stand in the gap and put their lives on the line each and every single day for humans of different race and ethnicity, including those who hate them.”

“The Thin Blue Line represents each officer protecting protestors, properties, and businesses while being threatened, attacked, shot, shot at, hit with vehicles, and other forms of brutality. There have been over 300 injured, shot, or killed in just one week,” he continued. “They are suffering the consequences over an act they didn’t commit. They continue to put in overtime away from their families, stay silent while being threatened, hated, and assaulted.”

“We can’t judge an entire group of people by the actions of a few. We can’t judge the peaceful protesters by the actions of the few violent protesters, and we sure can’t judge all cops by the actions of a few bad ones,” Garrett said. “Remember when they put on the badge they’re still humans, with raw emotion, the more brutality they face the more on edge they become, they make mistakes, they have compassion, and no matter how terrible they are treated or whatever negative is said to them, they still show up for us when we need them! Remember these men and women who hold this Thin Blue Line; strangers, friends, family, neighbors, or your enemies. They will always be out there protecting us, no matter what!”

Becca will be joining fellow The Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay to “discuss our country’s current state, viewpoints, and how we can all move forward to implement change” on their podcast today.

Garrett faced a lot of criticism in 2018 after he had liked some controversial posts on social media.

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