Misunderstanding leads to reserve officer being asked to remove weapon at Green Country restaurant

by: Ashli Lincoln Updated:

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TULSA, Okla. —

Quick Facts:

  • Redrock Canyon Grill staff refused to serve a man affiliated with the Mounds Police Department
  • The Jenks police chief is considering banning on-duty officers from the restaurant
  • The general manager is meeting with Mounds police Monday afternoon

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A reserve officer with the Mounds Police Department said he was refused service at a Tulsa restaurant.

Brian Radford shared his story on Facebook, saying Redrock Canyon Grill staffers told him he could not be served while he had his service weapon.

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FOX23 learned he was wearing a Mounds polo shirt and his police belt at the time. His gun was on his belt. The polo shirt is the uniform of the Mounds Police Department.

Redrock Canyon Grill said the server was a manager in training. The manager said they were at fault in the incident. They do have a no weapon policy, but welcome uniformed police officers. He said they reached out and apologized after they realized he was an officer, just not in uniform.

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Mounds police released a statement saying the restaurant's corporate office offered the department and reserve officer their apologies for the incident. They said the restaurant management spoke to the manager-in-training and found he was not aware of the policy allowing officers to carry their weapon while in uniform.

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They said they will continue to follow that policy, welcoming and appreciating all police officers.

The Mounds Police Department said the incident was a misunderstanding and the restaurant apologized to Radford and all officers for misunderstanding.