'His Life Matters' police photo goes viral

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'His Life Matters' Police Photo Goes Viral

Back in May, two officers from the Texas city of Trinity posed for this photo. It got some attention, with about 400 favorites and retweets.

A little over three months later, it was picked up by the American Conservatives of Color Facebook group, which landed it more than 115,000 shares and 25,000 likes.


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The photo was a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been critical of law enforcement personnel in the wake of the highly publicized deaths of black Americans, including Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Samuel DuBose.

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Michael Brown Sr., center, locks arms with others as he takes part in a parade in honor of his son, Michael Brown, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
People taking part in a parade in honor of Michael Brown stop to touch an adopt-a-highway sign also in Brown's honor Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Jennings, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 08: Demonstrators march to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Brown's death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Protester Mo Brown yells into a megaphone outside the Ferguson Police Department, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters yell at police outside the Ferguson Police Department, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters yell at police outside the Ferguson Police Department, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A man stands in the middle of West Florissant Avenue as protesters march in the street Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Michael Brown Sr. speaks through a megaphone as he takes part in a parade in honor of his son, Michael Brown, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters gather at the site of a memorial to Michael Brown, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 08: Demonstrators march to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Brown's death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 08: Demonstrators march from the location where Michael Brown was shot and killed to Normandy High School where he was a student to mark the first anniversary of his death on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 08: Michael Browns Sr. touches a sign which honors his son, Michael Brown Jr., during a march from the location where Brown Jr. was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri to Normandy High Schoo,l where he was a student, to mark the first anniversary of his death on August 8, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 08: Demonstrators march from the location where Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed to Normandy High School where he was a student on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators march during a solidarity march on August 8, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. As the embattled community celebrates the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson police officer, there are a wide range of social events and civil disobedience actions throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Brown Sr., father of slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr., takes stuffed animals to a makeshift memorial prior to a march of solidarity in Canfield Apartments on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. As the embattled community celebrates the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson police officer, there are a wide range of social events and civil disobedience actions throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 08: Demonstrators march from the location where Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed to Normandy High School where he was a student on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Police officers watch as demonstrators march during a march of solidarity on August 8, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. As the embattled community celebrates the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson police officer, there are a wide range of social events and civil disobedience actions throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Brown Sr., father of slain 18 year-old Michael Brown Jr., takes stuffed animals to a makeshift memorial prior to a march of solidarity in Canfield Apartments on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. As the embattled community celebrates the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson police officer, there are a wide range of social events and civil disobedience actions throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Brown, Sr.(R) father of slain 18 -year old Michael Brown Jr. speaks to the media prior to a march of solidarity at Canfield Apartments on August 8, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. As the embattled community celebrates the one- year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. by a Ferguson police officer, there are a wide range of social events and civil disobedience actions throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 07: A demonstrator holds American flags upside down as they protest in front of the police station to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown on August 7, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Brown's death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CORRECTS CITY TO FERGUSON Michael Brown Sr. along with family and friends stop to pray at a memorial to Brown's son before taking part in a parade in his son's honor Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
CORRECTS CITY TO FERGUSON Michael Brown Sr. drops off stuffed animals at a memorial to his son, Michael Brown, before taking part in a parade in his son's honor Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters prepare to march along West Florissant Avenue, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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The two men in the photo are Chief Steven Jones, on the right, and Officer Donald Givens, on the left. After their photo went viral on Facebook, they spoke to Fox about why they took the picture.

"I don't want to put down law enforcement all together, but ... there's so many things that are happening these days that sometimes we can't stand behind officers that do bad things. However, the community and the nation can't condemn every single officer based on the actions of a few," Jones told "Fox and Friends."

The two explained they were aggravated over national protests against police brutality and wanted to send a positive message at the local level.

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