A longtime Dora, Alabama, police officer was wearing his uniform when he visited a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Sumiton last Tuesday to pick up dinner for his family — and had a little trouble getting his food.
That's because two Little Caesars employees refused to serve the cop, WBMA-TV reported.
The officer and his family reported the incident to Little Caesars, and a corporate spokeswoman told WBMA an investigation revealed that the company's core principals weren't followed.
"The two employees were terminated the following morning," Jill Proctor, Little Caesars Corporate Communications Manager, told the station.
Proctor added to WBMA that Little Caesars visited the Dora Police Department and gave all the officers free pizza. It appears that visit took place last Wednesday — the day after the incident in Sumiton.
The restaurant chain also offered free pizza last Wednesday evening to any current or retired officer — including immediate family members of any officers — in the Birmingham, Alabama, metro area.
Michelle Phillips — wife of the officer in question, Ronnie Phillips — wrote on Facebook that she was "livid" about the incident.
"Those of you that know me, know I have a temper when it comes to my family," she added. "The Walker County came out!!"
Here's a Facebook post from the Dora Police Department about Ronnie Phillips' promotion to sergeant last July: