Was the 'guard' an off duty sheriffs deputy? Or a rent a cop?
The Kroger I stop at sometimes has an off duty officer. But I haven't seen him since I've started to OC.
Did they even ask if you might be an off duty officer? Cincinnati is a large enough area that they can't know every officer from every police department.
Not one time has any of the employees said anything to me. I doubt they even notice.
Could it be the guard is bored and is looking for some kind of interaction to break up his day?
If it was from corporate they should just put up gun buster signs.
I have to assume if it was just the manager of the day you still have to leave.