Restaurant voices support for law enforcement after officer reportedly refused service

APRIL 18 – An Adamsville police officer says he and a McNairy County deputy sheriff were refused service at a local Jack’s restaurant today while on duty and in uniform, but he’s not holding it against the business.

The officer, Ryan Burlesci, said they entered the Adamsville Jack’s at 5 a.m. and the restaurant’s shift supervisor walked away, repeatedly stating,  “I refuse.”

Burlesci said the two were initially unsure whether the remarks were directed at them. Another employee came to the register and took their order and told him the supervisor was upset because he and another Adamsville officer had arrested a different Jack’s employee at the restaurant a few weeks ago.

Jack’s Area Supervisor Donna Jones said this afternoon that the fast food chain’s corporate human resources department is investigating.

“We love law enforcement and all emergency service providers,” she said.


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