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State police respond after West Hartford officer denied coffee

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State police posted a response to social media following a report that a doughnut shop employee denied service to a West Hartford police officer.

The officer went to the Dunkin' Donuts at 1234 Farmington Ave. Saturday morning where a female employee allegedly told the officer "he didn't get the message, we don't serve cops here."

Sunday morning, state police posted a photo to their Twitter page with the caption "Despite the actions of 1, we know our friends @DunkinDonuts support us."

The Tweet garnered dozens of retweets and favorites since it was posted shortly after 9:30 a.m.

West Hartford police said the officer was standing in the back of the line when the employee loudly made the statement.

Police said the officer left afterward without saying anything. When he got to his cruiser, he was approached by the restaurant manager and the employee. Both apologized.

The officer told the employee that she should apologize to the customers who seemed to have taken offense to her comment, police said.

The employee did so. She also offered the officer a free cup of coffee.

The officer declined, according to police.

Dunkin' Donuts issued a statement that stated it was aware of the situation.

"The crew member exhibited poor judgment and apologized immediately to the police officer," the statement read. "The franchise owner, a long-time supporter of local police, has also reached out to apologize on behalf of the restaurant. Dunkin' Donuts and our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all guests."

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