Redrock Canyon Grill said the server was a manager in training who was not aware that the restaurant's no-weapons policy does allow officers to carry their weapon while in uniform. The manager said the restaurant's owner apologized after they realized Radford was an officer.
Mounds police released a statement saying the restaurant's corporate office offered the department and reserve officer their apologies for the incident. The department called the incident a misunderstanding.
"Turns out in contacting corporate offices for the Redrock Canyon Grill, they have a specific policy that says police officers are encouraged to be there, and more than welcome to be there, and they can be there armed," Mounds Assistant Police Chief Craig Murray told KRMG.
Representatives from the restaurant said they will continue to follow that policy, welcoming and appreciating all police officers.