A uniformed cop in Kansas City, Mo was looking forward to celebrating his birthday with lunch at Olive Garden. While waiting for his family to arrive, Officer Michael Holsworth was asked to leave by a hostess because of his holstered duty gun.
He complained about the incident on his Facebook saying that although he’d heard about such incidences happening to other police officers, he never thought it would happen to him. His post was shared over 5,000 times on the site.
Although it’s legal to openly carry in Missouri, Olive Garden has a policy of no guns which is why the officer was asked to leave by the hostess.
This ordeal has terribly upset the Fraternal Order of Police in KC, MO which has vowed to boycott the so-called family friendly restaurant.
Olive Garden has since reached out to Holsworth to offer an apology and insists it was all a misunderstanding.
In 2004, Holsworth earned a Distinguished Service Metal for being one of 3 officers who shot and killed an armed burglar responsible for a triple homicide.
Is it just me, or is this the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard? If cops aren’t allowed in certain businesses due to a no gun policy, how are they suppose to protect and serve the public?