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Store Refuses To Serve Uniformed Deputy Sheriff

Jeff Katz
June 06, 2019 - 9:52 am

A jewelry store in Statesville, North Carolina, would not allow an armed uniformed deputy to enter the store and pick up an engagement ring for his fiancée.

WBTV Charlotte reported that the manager of the Kay Jewelers told the deputy he could not come in with the gun on his hip. The deputy then explained that he was on duty and was on his lunch break to come pick up the ring.

The deputy further explained that he would be violating policy to go without his service sidearm while in uniform.

But the manager still refused to allow him to enter. Instead, he told the deputy to return another time when he wasn't carrying a gun.

The deputy works for the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, which took to Facebook to express its disappointment in the way the jewelry store handled the situation.