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Published:October 5th, 2015 11:22 EST

Dunkin' Donuts Employee Tells Officer: We Don't Serve Cops Here

By Robert Paul Reyes

"One employee from a Dunkin` Donuts restaurant in Connecticut is in hot water after reportedly refusing to serve a cop coffee.


According to NBC New York, the incident occurred when the West Hartford police officer was waiting in line to buy coffee. Police say one of the employees loudly told the room of customers: He didn`t get the message. We don`t serve cops here.

After hearing the employee`s words, the police officer promptly left the coffee chain. However, the cop was stopped by the franchise`s manager before he got to his car. The manager brought out the employee to apologize to the West Hartford police officer. According to the police report, the worker explained to him that the comment was meant as a joke.

At the request of the cop, the employee then apologized to the offended customers. As part of the apology, the worker then reportedly offered the officer a free cup of coffee. However the officer said no, explaining he would go elsewhere instead. "


Refusing to serve a cop at a donut shop is as ridiculous as turning away a politician at a brothel. The mission duty of a police officer is to serve and protect his community, and what sustains and enables him to carry out his responsibilities are donuts and coffee.

Even if he was joking the Dunkin` Donuts employee was way out of line to decline to serve the police officer, some things aren`t material for humor. You don`t get between a peace officer and his hot cup of Java.

God bless our men and women in blue, whenever I dine at a restaurant and I notice that a police officer is a customer, I feel safer. Any server should consider himself blessed to have the opportunity to serve a first responder.

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