Two uniformed Las Vegas police officers were denied a meal by a restaurant's bartender overnight Thursday, KTNV-TV reported.
The incident occurred at The Lodge at Cactus, the station said.
What are the details?
A Facebook post from Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Wives indicated that as the graveyard shift officers entered the establishment, the bartender shook his head "no" and motioned his fingers across his neck as if to say "stop." The post added that when the officers asked if they could take a seat and order food, the bartender replied, "We don't serve you guys here anymore."
The post added that the officers left the restaurant without incident.
The police union sent its membership a letter Friday that called the incident disgusting and offensive, KTNV said.
What happened next?
The station said the restaurant apologized and that its director of operations indicated the establishment welcomes all first responders and have been serving them for 30 years.
The police union told KSNV-TV that the restaurant "reached out to us regarding this issue. They informed us that the bartender in question is on indefinite suspension facing potential termination. The Lodge has the highest respect for the men and women of LVMPD and love nothing more than to have them in their establishments, whether on duty or off. They explained that one man's actions are not indicative of the feelings of The Lodge Corporation ..."
The actions of one DO NOT reflect the beliefs and support of others!!! To the manager of The Lodge Cactus, Thank yo… https://t.co/yqQ8hqwDs2— LVMPD Traffic Bureau (@LVMPD Traffic Bureau) 1581734138.0
KTNV added that two establishments — Distill and Remedy's — in response to the incident are offering free meals to all uniformed officers from midnight to 8 a.m. through Friday at all of their Las Vegas area locations.
(H/T: Blue Lives Matter)