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Taco Bell Fires Server Who Told Two Police Deputies ‘they Don’t Serve Cops Anymore’

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

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From Daily Mail: A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after two police deputies were denied service.

The uniformed deputies were told by the cashier on Saturday night in Phenix City that they wouldn’t be served and they needed to leave, according to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, who said he confirmed the account with multiple sources, according to WTVM.

Taco Bell spokeswoman Laura Nedbal said in a statement to news outlets that the restaurant’s franchise owner has since fired the unidentified employee.

On Saturday, Tammy Bush Mayo of Auburn posted on Facebook that her husband, who is a deputy, recounted a story about another deputy who went to the Taco Bell in the town and apparently was told they ‘don’t serve cops’. She claimed that additionally another woman in the establishment ‘spoke up to say that she was about to ask for a refund because she didn’t want to eat somewhere with a cop’.

Mayo went on to say: ‘This really disturbs me that people have started treating law enforcement professionals in this manner when these same law enforcement professionals put their lives on the line every day to protect all people, including this woman with a very bad attitude at Taco Bell.’

She later clarified her post that the incident happened to two deputies on her husband’s shift.

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Friends on her wall were outraged, with one writing: ‘I can’t even coherently comment on this. What a B**CH! If I had been there, she would have gotten an earful and I would have bought lunch for the officer,’ commented one poster.

Lee said the deputies asked if the cashier was kidding and the cashier allegedly responded: ‘No, I’m not serving you.’ A customer in store also commented, allegedly saying she was glad the cashier wasn’t serving them because she would not eat there if they had been served.

Nedbal says Taco Bell does not endorse the employee’s sentiment. She says the franchise owner has apologized to the sheriff’s office. 

Hours after the deputies were denied service, two police officers and a sheriff deputy were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after weeks of protest against police in that city. The protests began after two police officers shot dead Alton Sterling.

Nine days earlier, five police officers were gunned down in Dallas while guarding protesters involved in a Black Lives Matter rally.

According to WTVM, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones released a statement saying, ‘I’m very disappointed that simply because they were uniformed law enforcement officers that our deputies were treated in such negative fashion. We pride ourselves in giving people basic respect and only ask the same in return.’

‘I am inclined to believe that this was the attitude of one employee and not the policy of the management. The fair thing is to give them an opportunity to respond. We won’t base our opinion of Taco Bell on one employee’s negative action any more than the general public should base their opinion of law enforcement on the negative action of one officer.’

Jones says the sheriff’s office appreciates the restaurant’s response to the incident, which comes amid rising tension nationwide over fatal police shootings involving blacks and the shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge.

Taco Bell said that following an investigation an employee was fired and the restaurant chain issued an apology to the Alabama deputies. “We are deeply appreciative of the men and women who have taken the oath to serve and protect our communities,” the company said in a statement.

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