Denny’s Restaurant Refuses to Serve Gun Toting Police Officer


A Denny’s Restaurant manager in Belleville, Illinois told a police officer that she had to either take her pistol out and put it in her car or leave immediately. FOX News:

An Illinois police chief has banned his officers from a Belleville Denny’s Restaurant after a manager told five on-duty detectives they had to leave because one of them had a firearm.

“The Belleville Police Department is very disheartened by the lack of respect shown to on-duty sworn police officers, Capt. Don Sax said in a statement to Fox News. “Until further notice all on duty Belleville Police officers are banned from Denny’s Restaurant unless responding to an official call for service.”

The incident occurred on New Year’s Day when five detectives were eating at the restaurant. A manager approached their table and told one of the detectives that she had to take her weapon out to her car or leave the restaurant.

The detectives initially thought it was a joke, Sax said, noting that all of the officers had displayed their badges and several police radios were on the table.

“(The manager) stated that he had a complaint from another customer about the weapon and she had to take the weapon outside or leave,” he said.”

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10 Responses to Denny’s Restaurant Refuses to Serve Gun Toting Police Officer

  1. Greg B says:

    I wonder if the response time to THAT Denny’s will suffer in the future?

    • Bman says:

      No kidding. “Yea, we will be there in a few. Just finishing up our meals over here at Perkins. Shouldn’t be more than 15-20 minutes.”

  2. Frank in Texas says:

    Now all the hijackers in Belleville will know which Denny’s has no protection from armed robbers. If the Denny’s corporate offices were smart they would rid themselves of this dumba** manager tout suite.

  3. Diesel says:

    That manager should have told the person who complained “shall I make your order “to go”? If not you should. Just when did common sense leave this country?

  4. TN-Cat says:

    Years back, a guy I knew owned quite a few dry cleaners. He mentioned that he cleans all police uniforms for free. I told him that was nice. He said “I clean the priest robes and nun habits to be nice. The police uniforms I do because I like having the police come in, I have never been robbed”.

  5. Fubar says:

    It seems that the indoctrination is working so well!
    Just like the parent who is concerned about the gun club near the elem. school that her child attends “I don’t know what to tell her when she hears shooting.”

    People are voluntarily making themselves victims.

  6. Edmond Dantes says:

    Well, I hope that customer “feels” safer now.