In response to a Starbucks Coffee barista writing “pig” on an Oklahoma police officer’s coffee order, Black Rifle Coffee stepped in to save the day.
The company’s Twitter account tweeted, “Can someone get us the name and location of the precinct of the officer that had PIG written on his Thanksgiving order for coffee so we can hook them up. They won’t be needing to go anywhere for coffee for a while. #brcc #thinblueline #backtheblue“
Here’s more on the incident:
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.
“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.
Kudos to Black Rifle Coffee for chipping in. You can order some of their great coffee here.
The barista in question was fired from their job. Here’s more:
The officer told ABC affiliate KTUL TV that the barista contacted him, apologized and said it was meant as a joke.
In a statement Friday, Starbucks said it had apologized to the officer and that the employee who printed the labels with the “offensive word” used poor judgment and was fired for violating company policy.
“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,” Starbucks said.