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Police Officer in Uniform Refused Service at Restaurant

It keeps happening.

A cook at a Virginia restaurant refused to serve an Alexandria police officer in uniform Monday night, according to the police union.

The female officer went to Noodles & Company on Duke Street in Alexandria for dinner. While standing in line, a cook came out of the kitchen, approached the cashier, pointed at the officer and allegedly told the employee “You’re going to have to take me off the line, I ain’t serving that,” according to Alexandria Committee of Police Vice President Peter Feltham.

“The officer realized what was happening and rather than making an incident of it, the officer just left the business,” Feltham said.

A representative with the Alexandria Police Union and Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook met with restaurant management Tuesday.

“These are very difficult times right now in our relations with everyone, and to have one of my officers treated in that manner unnecessarily, your first response is anger,” Cook said. “Then you calm down a bit and say let’s just find out what happened.”

I think we all know what happened. There are people in positions of prominence and power who have been whipping up anti-cop fervor in America for quite some time. It’s not just irresponsible — as we have seen in recent weeks, it has become deadly. Kudos to the officer for handling it so gracefully, given that the narrative is that they never do that, remember?

Meanwhile, outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia:

(Original Photo/Tweet: Tania Gail)

(Original Photo/Tweet: Tania Gail)