Starbucks barista writes 'Pig' on police officer's cup

Starbucks apologizes after police officer handed coffee cup labeled ‘pig’

Starbucks worker who made the label claims it was a joke.

An Oklahoma Starbucks apologized on Thanksgiving after one of its baristas wrote "Pig" on the label for a police officer's order.

Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara shared a photo of the insulting cup handed to one of his officers, who purchased the beverages on Thursday morning in Glenpool, just south of Tulsa, as a kind gesture for the dispatchers on duty.

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“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O'Mara wrote in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.

The barista has been suspended "pending the outcome of our investigation," Starbucks told FOX 25 Thursday night.

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The police chief said that when he called the coffee chain, they offered to "replace the coffee with a correct label," but he said that given Starbucks' track record of other anti-police incidents, he wasn't buying it.

“The proverb ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’ came to mind," he wrote.

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The Seattle-based company apologized online calling the incident "totally unacceptable and offensive to all law enforcement," which the police chief acknowledged.

"Our society needs a touch of old fashioned civility restored," O'Mara concluded. "Maybe we could use this bad event and convert it into something better."

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