CEO of Papa John’s attends funeral of slain Columbia employee

Nashville, TN, United States / 102.9 The Buzz


A Papa John’s spokesperson said Monday that the popular pizza chain’s founder and CEO John Schnatter attended the funeral of 22-year-old Gordon Schaffer last Saturday.

Schaffer was shot and killed during a robbery at a Papa John’s business in Columbia on Oct. 21.

He was laid to rest Saturday at Spring Hill Memorial Park with Papa John’s cars lining the area behind the funeral home.

The Company previously released a statement: “We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the Schaffer family. The safety of our employees is our top priority. We are providing counseling for our team members, and we are fully cooperating with local law enforcement during this investigation.”

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