Police officers and other members of law enforcement have had it rough over the last few years. They’ve been the target of heinous attacks, been thought of as crooked and corrupt and have gone on trial for things normal citizens could never imagine.
But one restaurant in Gallipolis, Ohio, is working to make sure that the men and women in uniform understand that they’re valued and cared for. So the owner of the restaurant hung a sign in the front window – and it’s raising some eyebrows!
The sign states, “All uniformed police officers eat free everyday.” This is to prove to them that they have the city’s respect and that all of their hard work and dedication is definitely appreciated.
A free warm meal is the perfect way to recharge their bodies and minds, which in turn, will keep the streets of Gallipolis even safer! What a great idea!
The image of the sign hung at this KFC has since gone viral, receiving nearly over 6,000 shares and 10,000 likes on Facebook. Even the store’s employees have commented on the post, saying that this is true and they really do serve police officers for free every single day of the year!
This has created quite a stir in their neighborhood. Not everyone is as thrilled as they should be about the sign, though.
Many people criticized the store owners, saying that not just police officers, but all first responders should be given this privilege. To silence the critics, the administer of the Ohio Going Blue Facebook page (who is an officer of the law) commented that he couldn’t agree more.
“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 [or] wanting anything to be free or…. 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. To those who stated that other first responders should also be acknowledged. My answer? ABSOLUTELY.”
Police officers dedicate their lives to keeping us safe, while asking nothing of the citizen in return. The least we can do is provide them with a meal to fill their bellies during their long, hard shifts!
What do you think of this KFC’s policy? Do you agree?