Looks like Outback Restaurant wants to make sure that ALL their customers are helpless victims.
via WRCB TV
The post by the TWRA officer who was asked to leave the Outback in Cleveland Friday night because he had his service weapon on him has now been shared more than 150,000 times.
Sunday, Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson released a statement about the incident:
I was very saddened to hear the reports of a law-enforcement officer who was asked to leave a restaurant in this community. While I truly respect the restaurant for reaching out to the officer, our community must also show support to the men and women who place the badge on their chests every single day in order to protect the establishment in which the officer was asked to leave.
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer was asked to leave the Outback Steakhouse in Cleveland Friday night because he had his service weapon on him.
In a public post on Facebook, Andrew Ward shared about the experience. He said he was asked by a manager to remove his weapon and put it in his vehicle. He explained that he had to have it on his person because he was in uniform.
According to the post, the manager made a phone call, then asked the officer to leave citing company policy that makes Outback a gun free zone.
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