OCILLA, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia officer speaking on behalf of law enforcement across the country garnered millions of views on social media after speaking his mind about recent events involving police.
"My name is Billy Ray Fields. I am 33 years of age. I am currently five years running as a police officer in South Georgia," he began in his video.
Officer Fields said he never expected his video would be seen by so many, and it has given him a chance to help his community.
"Cops have a voice too, and this cop is going to speak out," said Fields, who is an officer with the Ocilla Police Department.
"I don't support the looting and the violence that's going on in this country behind the movement that's taking place, but hey, this wouldn't be America if there wasn't any violence." - Billy Ray Fields
Fields took to his YouTube channel to express his thoughts.
"[It's] based off of all the negative reports that's been going on and all the negative vibe that's been going on in the world," he explained. "Social media and TV, just a whole bunch of built up emotions- I got tired of seeing it," said Fields.
But what he used as a method to vent about his frustrations caught the attention of the world.
"Believe it or not world, there are still good police officers like myself out there that still exist," Fields noted in his video.
After the video took off, he turned it into his own movement.
"This shirt says #goodcopslivesmattertoo and it's a slogan I came up to further movement in saying that, good cops lives does matter too," said Fields.
He explained that all of the proceeds from shirt sales go to a non-profit organization in Douglas, GA, built on improving relationships with officers.
"The movement that we're witnessing sees the bad, the racist and crooked cops getting removed from their respective agencies," Fields added, "and I love it."