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Social media explodes with comments after employee refuses to serve officer

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Social media continues to explode with opinions about a doughnut shop employee’s decision to not serve a West Hartford officer.

The incident happened at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Farmington Avenue Saturday morning.

The company immediately apologized, according to police. Eyewitness News was also told that the owner of the restaurant has been a long-time supporter of local police.

Still, that hasn’t stifled the outpouring of comments on social medial in the wake of the controversy.

"I'm one to forgive and forget," one customer told Eyewitness News.

"I would have probably supported the policeman without a doubt,” another said.

Police said the employee told the officer waiting in line that “he didn’t get the message. We don’t serve cops here.”

The officer left the business without reacting. Outside at his cruiser, police said he was quickly approached by the manager and employee. Both apologized.

According to police, the officer suggested that the employee apologize to the patrons inside. He said many of them seemed to take offense to the comments.

On the WFSB Facebook page, the story garnered hundreds of comments and shares. It also received national attention.

"Fire her. No excuse for the behavior," wrote Nancy Landerman DuBosar.

"Makes me quite sick! How dare she!" commented Joanne Alley Daddario.

State police also took to social media and said “despite the actions of 1, we know our friends at Dunkin’ Donuts support us.”

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