Police served free meals at several Louisville restaurants

Police served free meals at several Louisville restaurants

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Several local restaurants are showing their support for law enforcement. One of those is also supporting the African-American community in Louisville.

Brownie's The Shed Grille & Bar provided free lunch for all law enforcement officers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Hurstbourne location on Tuesday. At Brownie's customers were also able to make a donation to the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage, or KCAAH.

"I was getting on social media, just everywhere you look it was all negative," said Brownie's owner Jason Brown.

Brown said he wanted to do something positive for everyone.

"I really wanted to do my best to bring people together as a community and not really take a stance," Brown said.

Brown's gesture means a lot of officers who stopped in for lunch.

"Appreciate them doing this for us," Louisville Metro Police Department Officer John Grissom said. "It's not a good time to be a police officer right now."

"For the community to show their support, it definitely means a lot to us," said LMPD Officer De'Aris Hoard. "Day in a day out, we put on this uniform and this badge. Sometimes we don't think about, we may not come home."

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Police officers also got to eat free on Tuesday at Pleasure Ridge Pizza & Sports Bar and Fairdale Pizza & Pub. Those restaurants will donate 20 percent of Tuesday's sales to the Fraternal Order of Police.

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