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A Starbucks in Oklahoma has issued a public apology on Thanksgiving to a local police officer after one of its employees wrote “Pig” on the cop’s cup.
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara shared a photograph of the offensive cup that was handed to one of his officers who bought the beverages on Thanksgiving morning in Glenpool, a town south of Tulsa, for the dispatchers who were 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 who wrote on the officer’s cup has been suspended “pending the outcome of our investigation,” Starbucks said in their statement.
Starbucks offered to replace the coffee with the correct label, but Chief O’Mara wasn’t buying it, given the company’s previous track record of anti-police sentiment.
“The proverb ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’ came to mind,” O’Mara wrote.
Starbucks called the incident “totally unacceptable and offensive to all law enforcement.”
O’Mara agreed with the company and stated, “Our society needs a touch of old fashioned civility restored. Maybe we could use this bad event and convert it into something better.”
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