We live in a safe and lawful society thanks to the men and women who work in the police force.
Many people believe they are underpaid despite the fact that their job is among the hardest and most crucial in our nation.
A KFC location in Gallipolis, Ohio, wanted to draw attention to and emphasize this issue.
A self-printed sign was hung on the restaurant’s front entrance by the branch’s owner, which has drawn some criticism.
According to the sign, which is visible above, “All uniformed police officers eat free every day all day.”
The restaurant clearly wanted to show their gratitude towards the police officers in their town and all the hard work they do. I can only imagine how uplifting it must have been for the police officers to see the sign.
This was a brilliant and considerate initiative by the owner. After a picture of the sign made its way onto Facebook, it was liked over 10,000 times!
The KFC branch employees have also commented on the photo on Facebook and confirmed that it’s true — they are happy to serve free meals to all police officers all year long. This has raised a few eyebrows in the community and online.
Can’t please everyone
It seems not everyone is pleased with the sign.
Some think that it’s unfair that police officers are the only ones getting this special treatment and that the same should be applied to ambulance drivers, healthcare professionals and others working within emergency services.
The best comeback
After so many negative comments, one police officer felt the need to reply:
“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.”
Police officers dedicate their lives to protect ordinary citizens and our society. Their work is a fundamental foundation for the wellbeing of our country and I am grateful for all their efforts.
Please share if you think more restaurants should take after this great example — and to honor the important work of all our men and women in blue.