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Walmart fires police officer for carrying his service weapon in store

By Mason White 6:29 PM January 18, 2017
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By: Feng Qian

A police officer is angry after Walmart fired him for carrying his service weapon in a store, according to court documents in Pennsylvania.

Michael Zuby, who worked as a security guard at the Walmart store in Taylor, filed the lawsuit, saying that Walmart’s request for him to disarm while on duty was illegal.

Walmart said that they have a policy that bans their employees from carrying weapons in stores.

Zuby was told about the policy, but he refused to abide, saying that the law required him to be armed while on duty.

When he stopped at Walmart to get lunch while an duty and armed, he was fired from his position as a security guard.

Walmart sent a letter to the police department, requesting that they should not dispatch Zuby to the store when they call for help.

The police department rejected their request.