A police officer in Kiefer, OK wanted to do something kind to thank the dispatchers working on Thanksgiving Day and decided to purchase them all drinks from Starbucks.
However, after he received the coffee, the officer noticed that instead of his name, the Starbucks employee had written the word “Pig” on all the cups.
Talk about disrespect.
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara took to Facebook to voice his disappointment about what happened:
Well put, sir.
After hearing of this, folks took to Twitter to stand with the Oklahoma cops who were treated so horribly by the Starbucks employee - who has since been suspended from their job!
The Starbucks location has also issued an apology to the policemen.
Reportedly, the officer also received an apology call from the employee who disrespected him and the rest of the cops.
The Hill had the following to say about Starbucks' decision to suspend the employee:
Starbucks has suspended an Oklahoma barista who wrote "PIG" on a police officer's cup.
In a Facebook post, Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara says that one of his officers went into a Starbucks on Thanksgiving Day and bought five drinks for some of the dispatchers who were working on the holiday. However, when the officer received his order, the cups had "PIG" where the name of the customer usually goes.
"This is what he gets for being nice," O'Mara wrote in his post.
"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," he continued.
According to a Starbucks spokesperson, the barista in question has been suspended "pending the outcome of our investigation into this matter," the Tulsa World reports.
Local news station Fox 25 has more details on Starbucks' response to the disgusting act by one of their employees:
Jory Mendes with Starbucks contacted Fox 25 News by phone Thursday evening with a statement about the situation:This is absolutely unacceptable and we are deeply sorry to the law enforcement officer who experienced this. We have also apologized directly to him and we are working to connect with the police chief as well as to express our remorse. The barista has been suspended pending the outcome of our investigation into this matter. This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe.