The restaurant has placed a hand written sign on their front door that reads:
“All uniformed police officers eat free everyday.”
The sign has been seen by many as an indirect refutation of the Black Lives Matter organization, as some see any critique of law enforcement as a direct assault on law and order. Police supporters have countered the BLM with their own “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” memes, suggesting that their is somehow an increased level of peril for officers in recent times.
Statistically, however, violence against law enforcement is down from an historic high during the mid-1970’s, when the average number of police officers killed in the line of duty reached around 280 a year. In fact, current numbers are even down significantly from 2010, when more than 175 officers were killed in action, including 61 gun-related fatalities and 6 assaults.
And, According to the FBI, there was an almost 20 percent decrease in the number of felonious deaths of police officers between 2014 to 215.
The sign has been photographed and shared on Facebook over six thousand times, with another ten thousand “likes.”
A number of people on both sides have commented on the restaurant’s policy, saying things like:
“That’s wonderful. I feel all restaurants should do this for the men and women who protect us,
even the men and women in the armed forces. God bless all who keep us safe.”- Sandra Lambrix
“Outstanding! Hurrah for KFC!”- Steve Wicker
“The Colonel would be proud. Keep up the good work”- Phillip Sebald
“Police are not allowed to accept gratuities. It is and can be viewed as a bribe or a pay-to-play scheme. Look it up yourself.”- Robert
“Awesome job you guys somebody’s finally decided to stick up for the police force but I have to say most people do…”- Patsy Burne
“I wish veterans could get that respect.”- Debra Johnson
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