When customers arrived at a KFC in Gallipolis, Ohio, they were greeted with a sign on the door, which read the following: “All uniformed police officers eat free everyday all day.”
It was the owner who came up with the generous idea in order to show that himself, and his staff, proudly stand behind the police. There have been many recent incidents of attacks against police officers, and the owner felt that by giving a free meal, was a way to show his establishment cares and supports them through these challenging times.
The image was posted on Facebook by Ohio Going Blue and has since made it’s rounds all over the internet.
But, some people are not happy about the sign. They are complaining that the free meal should actually be offered to all first responders as well. They are calling it special treatment.
One police officer has heard this criticism, and has since commented with the following:
“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, wether 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.