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OUTBACK STEAKHO– USE APOLOGIZES TO OFFICER FOR BEING ASKED TO LEAVE

A corporate restaurant has apologized to a TWRA Agent who was asked to leave a Cleveland location because he was carrying a firearm. In a Facebook post, TWRA Officer Andrew Ward stated that a manager at the Outback Steakhouse in Cleveland asked him to remove his sidearm because the restaurant was a “gun-free zone,” and because a woman sitting nearby was afraid. Corporation Heads have apologized to Ward for what they are calling “a mistake.” They say that law officers have always been able to wear their guns inside the restaurants. Along with the apology, Ward was given a $100 gift certificate that can be used at any Outback several times.

 

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9 Responses

  1. Ed

    Hope outback loses lots of business over this. The amount of disrespect for police and military in this country have become staggering. Why wasn’t the lady that was uncomfortable asked to leave, or at the least, reseated somewhere else. I will never patronize these establishments again, and will do my best to talk other people out of going there, also.

    1. Donnie

      An apology is not enough. As much as this is going on and they havent trained their store managers on this topic tells me they dont care.. I will not be going back.

  2. DrJ

    You guys do realize that Outback’s policy has always been to welcome law enforcement officers, with guns. This was a LOCAL error. Can’t anyone read, anymore?

  3. David

    Absolutely, the fault here was entirely with the manager. I believe Outback as a corporation does respect LEOs and veterans. I hope they fired that moron though, obviously lacking in judgement.
    The only other issue I have with this story is the corporate spokesman responding claimed that Wildlife service officers are not real police officers like ‘state and local police’. I personally know several state game wardens, F&W officers, etc and most often they are recognized to have the same powers and duties as a state trooper in many states.

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