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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) _ A Taco Bell in Newton has fired an employee who wrote an insult on the wrappers of tacos ordered by a police officer and his fiancee.

Police and Taco Bell officials say the employee wrote “PIG” on the to-go orders for the couple Saturday in Newton. The officer complained to the restaurant and pictures of the taco wrappers circulated on social media.

Jeff Graves, senior director of operations for Taco Bell, said Monday the worker was fired.

He told KAKE-TV (http://bit.ly/1N4vAU6 ) that Taco Bell strongly supports law enforcement and the company apologizes to the officer, his fiancee and all Newton police officers.

Graves says the restaurant and Newton police are already working together to plan an event to show support for officers and the community.


Information from: KAKE-TV.

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