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Ohio server reportedly pays for cops’ meals after they attended fallen officer’s funeral

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-24 19:01:55-04

POLARIS, Ohio — A woman in Ohio reportedly decided to extend an act of kindness after she served several police officers who had just come from the funeral of a fallen comrade.

Following the funeral of Columbus SWAT officer Steven Smith, WCMH reports several of the officers went to a Red Robin in Polaris, Ohio for a meal. After eating, they received a note from their server indicating they wouldn’t have to pay a dime.

“Officers,” Jessica Dunbar wrote in the note, “Your bill is on me today. I can’t imagine the day you all have had, let alone what you go through every day. I hope your days get better. So much respect. #WeSeeYou #PoliceLivesMatter #RIPOfficerSmith”

Dunbar told WCMH she just wanted to do something nice and that you can’t put a dollar amount on making someone else happy.

Lt. Jeff Shelton of the Wellington Police Department was one of the officers served a free meal, and he said it was a wonderful gesture on a difficult day.

“It really touched all of our hearts,” Wellington said. “We weren’t expecting to be treated any different than normal, and just for somebody to come and do that, it really made our day.”

Visit WCMH for local coverage of this story, including more comments from Dunbar. 

Ohio Going Blue posted a photo of Dunbar and the note she wrote: