A police officer in Nashville, Tennesse, Garren Hoskins prayed with a protester during a demonstration against the killing of George Floyd, according to a CBN News report.
During the peaceful demonstration, a protester was sharing his Christian faith and Officer Hoskins acknowledged he said things which he believed.
“My duty at that time was to hold the line and create a barrier around the central precinct as the peaceful protest continued,” Hoskins said.
“There was an individual standing in front of me, he was preaching, holding a sign and he had his mask on.”
As he was talking,he was quoting Bible verses, everything. I’m personally a Christian and what he was saying is the same things I was raised on and what I believed,” he added.
Officer Hoskins and the gentleman then engaged in a conversation which later on gained a meaningful tone.
“There was a brief moment where he stopped and was just standing there.
“I felt an opportunity as a police officer and a person so I asked him, ‘would you like to pray?’ He put his sign down, looked at me, and said, ‘Absolutely.”
As they prayed, a bystander took a photo of the duo, in an emotional moment which has inspired many in the midst of events in these troubling times.
“He had a great prayer about equal rights,” Hoskins said, all men treated equal under God, and it was very touching,”
The recent photo of Officer Hoskin and the protester is one out of a couple of peaceful yet emotional moments of events around the killing of George, an African American, by a Minneapolis officer.
In a similar scenario, police in Fayetteville, took a knee and also hugged protesters in a show of solidarity.