Video shows Georgia state trooper telling protesters he only kneels ‘for one person: God’

A police officer in Georgia has gone viral since he said he “has much respect” for BLM protesters after the passing of George Floyd – but he only kneels down “for one person.”

State Trooper O’Neal Saddler was reportedly asked to kneel down in the midst of a demonstration in Hartwell while a person nearby was recording him.

“If I didn’t have any respect, I wouldn’t [be here],” Saddler said “I was supposed to be out of town this weekend with my wife. I took off today, this weekend, but I’m out here to make sure y’all are safe.”

He went on saying, “Don’t go there with respect, OK? I have much respect, but I only kneel for one person.”

One of the demonstrators could be heard saying:

“And that’s God,” which the Saddler confirmed: “God.”

The trooper was being thanked for the way he handled the situation, and the video went viral in no time.

“God Bless him!” Ryan Fournier, founder and co-chairman of Students for Trump, wrote in a tweet.

Some people praised the man referring to him as “one of the best in the business.”

Saddler’s words come as numerous policemen have been pushed into taking a knee in solidarity with the protesters while many are calling for the police to be defunded.

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