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West Richland Circle K Investigating After Employee Denies Service to Police Officer

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Sergeant Olson's wife concluded her post by saying, "If you don't serve the men in blue, I refuse to give you my business." Sergeant Olson's wife concluded her post by saying, "If you don't serve the men in blue, I refuse to give you my business."

WEST RICHLAND, WA- One Facebook post from a police officer's wife is making waves through the social media site. West Richland Police Sergeant Duane Olson's wife claimed in a post from Tuesday, that her husband was refused service at the Van Giesen Circle K, because he is an officer.

"When he stepped up with his purchase she asked, "Are you a police officer?" And he said, "Yes I am." She said, "Well, I am not helping the police anymore," then slid the items over and refused to make a complete transaction," said West Richland Police Captain Ben Majetich.

According to Captain Majetich, it happened at 5:45 p.m. at the Circle K location just yards away from the West Richland Police Department.

"I am very disappointed because they do a great service for this community and I would hate that a police officer would be disrespected that way," said Ward Moberg, a resident of West Richland for 20 years.

Captain Majetich explained the female clerk was stopped by police just a few days ago, and officers discovered she had several misdemeanor warrants.

"Not every person is bad, you know, and not every person is good. Just like not every cop is bad and not every cop is good," said Joshua Wasemiller, who lives up the street from the store.

Just about everyone NBC Right Now spoke with at Circle K says interactions with store employees are always pleasant. However, Circle K plans to investigate everything internally, according to their statement.

"Please be assured that Circle K takes these types of incidents very seriously and we are currently investigating this matter and dealing with it in accordance with our company practices. We value our relationship with the West Richland Police Department and truly appreciate the fine work they do within our community. Circle K prides itself on giving great customer service and treating all of our patrons with respect. We apologize for this unfortunate incident and the inappropriate actions taken by our employee. Please know that this employee's behavior in no way reflects Circle K's attitude toward this well respected and hardworking police force. It is our privilege and pleasure to serve them and they, as well as patrons, are always welcome at our stores," written by Circle K's Regional Operations Director Dan Dobson.

Sergeant Olson's wife concluded her post by saying, "If you don't serve the men in blue, I refuse to give you my business."

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