Kicker – On-duty date night

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: You know how it is when you try to go out for a nice quiet evening, but something work related pops up that you just have to take care of? 

That happened recently to newlyweds, Chase and Nicole McKeown of Kentucky. They found themselves unexpectedly working on their date night—in the middle of their dinner!

They were eating at a Raising Cane’s restaurant in Louisville when a man in a hooded sweatshirt walked in and aimed a gun at the cashier. 

That’s when Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown sprang into action. They told WAVE TV…

AUDIO: You know, when it comes to people’s lives —endangered, I feel like any other officer would do the exact same thing. Our conversation leading up to it had nothing to do with whether we were going to do anything. It was a matter of this is happening, we’re trained to act, and we acted.

Surveillance footage shows the husband and wife police team with guns drawn, chasing the suspect out of the restaurant. They later caught him and held him until on-duty officers arrived.

BASHAM: How’s that for a romantic night?!

BROWN: It’s The World and Everything in It.


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