A couple refused to sit near a group of cops in light of recent events, so the men did this in an attempt to prove that they aren't the bad guys.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks in America, where after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot under seemingly unnecessary circumstances by cops, racial tension has escalated. Between Black Lives Matter protests and the shooting in Dallas, TX, which killed five police officers, citizens seem to be either infuriated with the law enforcement workers or wary to be in their presence.
In the wake of all the tragedies, some cops have been going the extra mile to prove to the public that they really are doing their best to serve the American people. And, a group’s recent actions examples just that.
Last Saturday, a group of officers was having dinner in a restaurant near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when a couple was introduced to a table near them. Reportedly, the man refused to sit near the cops and demanded to sit on the opposite of the restaurant.
According to the guys in blue, it was clear the couple didn’t want to be anywhere near them. While this might have stung, the officers likely understood the couple’s hesitation due to recent events, which is why they did this…
To prove that they are not the bad guys, the group asked for the waiter to bring them the couple’s bill. They then paid for the duo’s evening out and even threw in a 35% tip!
The receipt was accompanied with the following message:
“Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers that you didn’t want to sit next to. Thank you for your support. I left a $10.00 tip too.”
Officer Chuck Thomas told WTAE News:
“Essentially the whole goal of it was to let him know that we’re not here to hurt you, we’re not here for that. We’re here for you. We work for the public. And we just want to better the relationship between the community and the police.”
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