[Ed. – The phrase in quotes in the headline, picked up verbatim from the source, is newspaper-speak for ‘they fired the sucker.’ That this inane tendency toward anti-police sentiment ever got started will (one hopes) remain one of Barack Obama’s most durable legacies.]
An on-duty officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says he was denied service at a McDonald’s restaurant in Henrico County because of his profession, prompting the owner to take what was described as “appropriate action” to resolve the situation.
Scott Naff, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, was apparently not given his food after he paid for it because the employee in the drive-thru allegedly refused to serve police. The event was first broadcast online late Thursday through the officer’s wife, whose Facebook post had received more than 2,000 comments and 3,500 shares by Monday.
The officer said Tuesday that he was not able to talk about the incident, but his wife spoke on his behalf.
Cathy Naff, the officer’s wife, said the post was initially meant to be shared among a group of supportive friends, and she had no idea it would garner such attention.
Freda Thornton, the franchise owner, said in a statement Tuesday that her restaurants are dedicated to serving all customers, “including all authority figures who protect our wildlife and natural resources.”