Dustin Koctar

Dustin Koctar

Dustin Koctar lives in Franklin, TN, with his wife, three children, and dog. He is a graduate of the City of Franklin Citizens' Police Academy and Citizens' Fire Academy, and he is a member of the Williamson, Inc. Leadership YP Class of 2020. You can usually find him running through Cool Springs and downtown Franklin, or follow him on Twitter - @dustinkoctar.

Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement stage a "die in" outside the National Civil Rights Museum following the annual Martin Luther King Day march on January 16, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds marched from the north end of downtown Memphis in honor of the civil rights leader to the site where King was assassinated in 1968, which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)

Commentary: Party loyalty shouldn’t keep you from speaking up for black lives

By: - May 29, 2020

“Please, I can’t breathe.  My stomach hurts.  My neck hurts.  Everything hurts.  They’re going to kill me.” George Floyd is dead because four police officers made the unanimous decision that his life did not matter.  With these actions came an unspoken pact that they would defend this use of force at all costs, with full […]