Police Officer Turned Away From Chuck E. Cheese's Due To Her Firearm

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

A police officer was refused service at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, because she had her firearm, sparking outrage from the community. 

"I was upset, I was shocked for that officer and also for all the patrons there because you know if you have an obvious police officer and they're wearing police clothing, then I don't understand what the problem would be having someone like that with the training and experience of a police officer into an establishment," said Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle.

However, Chuck E. Cheese's national headquarters said their employee made a mistake and didn’t understand the policy.

"Our firearms policy does not apply to officers in uniform. We do have a firearms policy for civilians and off duty non-uniformed officers, but officers in uniform are always welcome to bring in their firearms," Chuck E. Cheese's public relations chair Alexis Lynn told WBKO.

At the time of the incident, the unidentified officer was wearing a polo shirt with the police department’s logo, but Doyle said that was sufficient.

"I've seen Bowling Green officers in polos many times in my history working in law enforcement, and obviously I recognize that person as a sworn employee," he said. 

Doyle added that Kentucky law allows officers to carry guns everywhere except federal buildings. Doyle told Fox News that he’ll still take his family to Chuck E. Cheese.

Sources: Fox NewsWBKO

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