Police officer receives Starbucks coffee cup with 'PIG' printed on label

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Officer receives Starbucks cups with 'PIG' printed on label
Officer receives Starbucks cups with 'PIG' printed on label

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A quick trip to get coffee has left a police chief with a bad taste in his mouth.

An officer stopped by a Starbucks to grab five cups of coffee for his dispatchers working on Thanksgiving.

When the officer picked up the coffee, the cups had the word "Pig" printed on the side of them.

After seeing that, the officer called his chief. The chief called the store and asked to speak to the manager who offered to reprint the cups if the officer brought them back.

This wasn't the apology the chief was looking for, so he took to social media where the photo went viral.

As for the chief, it seems his officers won't be stopping by the store again.

Starbucks issued the following statement in response to the incident:

"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 connected with the Chief of the Kiefer Police Department as well to express our remorse.

The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgment and is no longer a partner after this violation of 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."