Free KFCs to all POLICEMEN!
Police officers play a central role in the law enforcement system. They monitor criminal activity, take part in community patrols, respond to emergency calls, issue tickets, make arrests, investigate crimes and testify in court as needed. They play a huge part to keep the community safe and protected.
Because of this, one of KFC’s branches decided to give back to all the policemen and it’s beyond one’s imagination!
Recently, a shocking sign was seen on the front door of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at the location in Gallipolis, Ohio. One customer took a photo of it and then shared it on social media. Since then it has spread like wildfire earning 9,000 likes and more than 4,000 shares.
The image was shared on Ohio’s Going Blue’s Facebook page. But what it says would make any Ohio resident proud…
The sign posted on the KFC front door in Gallipolis read:
“All uniformed police officers eat free everyday all day.”
The note is printed on an ordinary piece of 8 ½ by 11 printer paper in bold capital letters. The KFC restaurant manager wants to make sure that all police officers notice the sign and actually take advantage of the benefit this location is offering them.
“This is a positive post, but some of you can’t see the bigger picture. As an officer, I do not go into any establishment expecting/wanting ANYTHING to be free or let alone even a discount, whether I’m in uniform or not, and I can tell you other officers feel the same way. We don’t like ‘special treatment.’ The fact is that KFC is acknowledging law enforcement, which is why this was posted,” the administrator of Ohio Going Blue’s page wrote in a comment. “To those who stated that other first responders should also be acknowledged. My answer? ABSOLUTELY.”
But officers are not the only ones finding the meaning in this message. Even KFC employees commented on the post in order to just their unified support of Ohio’s police departments.
“Yes we feed police officers for free EVERYDAY!!! I work at the Russell KY KFC!! We honor our protectors!! Now we need to give free dinners or food to the veterans also!! I am going to bring it to their attention next time I see the owners,” the employee commented.
“They deserve everything they get and especially if it is free,” another viewer posted.
Gallipolis, Ohio is a small town with only 3,600 residents. More than 90 percent of its citizens are Caucasian while less than 10 percent are racial minorities.
Recently, in another unrelated incident, a Virginia police officer was denied service at a restaurant after one of the cooks there refused to make food for a cop while she wore her uniform.
“You better pull me off the line, because I’m not serving that,” the cook allegedly said, Fox News reported.
“Well your first response as a police officer is anger,” Police Chief Earl Cook said in response. “These are very difficult times right now with our relations with everyone, and to have one of my officers treated in that manner unnecessarily — your first response is anger, then you calm down a bit.”
While it is ridiculous to deny a police officer service because he or she is wearing uniform, do you think it is a good policy to offer every uniformed cop a free meal?
Should police officers eat free at every restaurant everywhere?
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