Belleville Police Banned From Denny’s

The Belleville Chief of Police has banned his officers from…

The Belleville Chief of Police has banned his officers from eating at the local Denny’s restaurant while on duty after an incident at the establishment New Year’s Day. A manager at the Denny’s Tuesday told a group of officers they could not eat at the restaurant if they were armed. Belleville Police Captain Don sax said, “It’s absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree it’s completely disrespectful. How can anyone think to tell a police officer you can’t be in here with your gun its absurd to me.”

Five on-duty but out of uniform detectives were in the middle of their meal at the Denny’s. The restaurant chain said a customer spotted one of the officers carrying a gun and alerted the manager. The manager told the detective she would have to leave or secure the gun in her car, that guns are not allowed in Denny’s. Even after the officers explained they were cops they were still told they could not carry their weapons in the business. Captain Sax said, “I’ve never known anybody that didn’t want a police officer present in an establishment in a business it’s added security it’s absolutely what they want.”

Sax said the police had their badges in full view, either by their handguns or they were wearing them around their necks. Plus, portable police radios were on the table. A second manager showed up and told the officers they could stay with their weapons. But, the detectives left anyway. Captain Sax added, “They had been harassed enough they have been embarrassed more than enough.”

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  • fred

    hey there canadian “shotgunner”, are you really as stupid as you sound?
    do all of us AMERICANS a favor and dont come for a visit.

  • Fpblue

    It’s not Illinois. Look at the mountains in the background.

  • Bob Todrick

    Shotgunner…it’s Belleville Illinois you twit.
    Dorks like you give Canadian’s a bad name (with love from Alberta 🙁

  • Danno

    All 911 calls to Dennys just got delayed 10 minutes. Support your local police.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Yep, now understand the open carry laws for citizens and the issues they are having. You all just thought it wasn’t going to effect LEOs. The liberaltards dont care who you are just that you are armed and they didnt call you so they dont want you there sheepdog. Ya know sheepdogs, they look like wolves cause they have teeth to the sheeple. Remember this while you are on patrol and answer calls and when you voice your opinions on armed citizens. Dont think you wont suffer from the upcoming bans either. We were deeply effected by the last one in both the Military and LEO

  • shotgunnr

    grow a set. Just giving Canuck Cops a bad name. Their feelings must of been hurt…booo freekin hooo.

    A Canadian Reader