A KFC restaurant in Ohio is catching flack for promising all uniformed officers a free meal…
Reactions are mixed on social media as a pro-police Facebook page, “Ohio Going Blue,” posted a picture of a sign posted on a KFC in Gallipolis, Ohio that says “ALL UNIFORMED POLICE OFFICERS EAT FREE EVERYDAY ALL DAY.”
The sign is drawing criticism from some, but overwhelming praise from those in the pro-police movement. While some don’t think police should be getting special treatment, many are happy that the police are getting the appreciation many think they deserve.
A picture of the sign is going viral on Facebook:
The pro-police page had an answer for people criticizing the police for their “special treatment”
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.
Many people were actually very supportive of the sign:
The owner of the KFC spoke to WSAZ about the reactions he’s been getting:
“Law enforcement across the country from Miami, California and different agencies, calling us just to thank us for what we’re doing for our local law enforcement,” said Doug Knipp. “We’re hoping this catches on and hopefully goes nationwide.”
He also spoke to WSAZ about why he decided to do this:
“It’s what’s going on in our country today that we all need everybody’s help and we want to step up,” said Knipp.
Doug Knipp is truly thankful for everything the police do:
“You guys are putting your life on the line for us,” said Knipp. “Any time you’re on duty, it’s just our way of saying thank you.”