Starbucks Worker Slaps Offensive Label On Uniformed Officer's Thanksgiving Order

A Kiefer police officer stopped by the Glenpool Starbucks location on Thanksgiving to get a treat for the dispatchers.

Glenpool, OK – A Starbucks barista has been suspended after she labeled a uniformed Kiefer police officer’s five-drink order with the word “PIG” on Thanksgiving Day.

The on-duty officer wanted to “do something nice” for the dispatchers who were working with him over the holiday, so he stopped by the Glenpool Starbucks “to get the dispatchers a coffee as a thank you for all they do,” Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara said in a Facebook post later that afternoon.

But when the lone officer received his order, he realized that one of the employees had printed the word “PIG” on each of the five cup labels.

Chief O’Mara posted a photo of one of the cups onto social media.

“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,” the chief wrote.

“This cup of coffee for a ‘pig’ is just another little flag. It’s another tiny symptom and a nearly indiscernible shout from a contemptuous, roaring and riotous segment of a misanthropic society that vilifies those who stand for what’s right and glorifies the very people who would usher in the destruction of the social fabric,” Chief O’Mara said. “It’s another tiny pinprick into the heart of men and women who are asking themselves more often: ‘Why am I doing this?’”

“Just pour the coffee please,” the chief railed. “Are we at a point where a task as simple as pouring an exceptionally overpriced cup of coffee is so complicated that it cannot be accomplished without ‘expressing oneself?’”

Chief O’Mara said that when he contacted the Glenpool Starbucks about the offensive labels, an employee told him “they’d be happy to ‘replace the coffee with a correct label.’”

The proverb ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’ came to mind,” he wrote in the post.

Chief O’Mara thanked all of the first responders who were working over the Thanksgiving holiday and offered some words of advice.

“If you’re looking for coffee use a place where you pour your own and you’re certain of what’s in it,” he wrote. “Stay safe; go home.”

Starbucks commented on the chief’s post on Thursday night, calling the incident “totally unacceptable and offensive to all law enforcement.”

“We are deeply sorry and have apologized directly to the officer who experienced this,” the company wrote, adding that they would also like to apologize to the entire department directly.

“We have launched an internal investigation into this matter,” Starbucks added.

Chief O’Mara responded to the company on the same thread, and said he did not blame the corporation for the mistreatment his officer endured.

“You’re a corporation trying to sell a product,” he wrote. “I’m certain you don’t condone this kind of juvenile activity. The employee made an unfortunate decision which, in turn, negatively effects your company’s image.”

The employee who created the labels contacted the officer to apologize on Thursday, Chief O’Mara told KOTV.

She claimed that printing the word “PIG” on the officer’s order labels was intended to be a joke between her and one of her coworkers, according to the news outlet.

Starbucks has suspended the employee while they conduct an investigation into the incident.

“The barista has been suspended pending the outcome of our investigation into this matter,” a company spokesperson told KOTV. “This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work to keep our communities safe."

Chief O’Mara mentioned the company’s apology in a comment on his Facebook thread.

“I appreciate you reaching out to my officer and I also appreciate the employee reaching out and apologizing on her own,” he wrote. “Our society needs a touch of old fashioned civility restored. Maybe we could use this bad event and convert it into something better.”

Comments (131)
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Thinblueline
Thinblueline

After all the years of anti police rhetoric by Starbucks, I can’t believe cops still go there, to them I say...you get what you get.

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Lovedeanx3
Lovedeanx3

Although I respect your opinion 💯%, I don’t agree with it and didn’t mean to like it. I opligize!! Happy Holidays!!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

All good, I would never spend my money at that shithole, in fact I tell all the transients I deal with that they can hang out at starbucks, not buy anything and use their restrooms all day long.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

Lol, I like that idea

LEO0301
LEO0301

Great idea! The homeless need a nice warm place to hang during the colder months. I suggest finding the ones who haven't had a bath in 6 months. Sure to please the paying customers.

SWAT
SWAT

No emergency personal should have to do without something they enjoy because of STUPID people!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I don’t disagree, although I don’t think we should spend our hard earned money at an anti police establishment. 7-11 has always done well by me, and the price is usually right in my budget.

TxFlgirl
TxFlgirl

I might have to agree with you on some level. But unfortunately it seems they can’t go to a lot of places without being mistreated. I think the person(s) committing these stupid offenses should be fired on the spot. Suspension my butt. There should be consequences for their actions.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I guess I am fortunate to work in a larger city where I have choices on where I go spend my money, it is usually at a police supporting establishment. I know the companies that don’t support law enforcement and they don’t get my business, I also don’t run into these issues because I know who wants my business.

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

Maybe pass out fliers to the homeless there’s a warm place to go to during these cold winter months

Deadrock
Deadrock

I think that the employee would be happy getting a pack check with the word “FIRED” on it.

SueCoop
SueCoop

This just further justifies my refusal to go to Starbucks. Their firearm policy ended it for me.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

why isn't Starbucks closing all stores for sensitivity training on this topic, like they did for the racial bias training after the incident in philly? oh that's right, the officers are the wrong skin color to generate massive negative outcry from the public, so they are just going to sweep this under the rug and pretend that is an isolated incident. While Starbucks as a corporation might not be the cause of this issue, their lack of a training and a clear stand on this being unacceptable by their staff tells volumes.

I can't believe they didn't even fire the barista for her actions.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Confirms my commitment never to go to Starbucks!! Overpriced liberal crap!!

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

Dunkin' Donuts has good coffee. McDonald's has good coffee. All the big gas stations (Quik Trip, etc.) have good coffee and you pour your own. People, quit going to Starbucks! They apologize but really don't care. If they did they would hire people who are pro-police.

sugar pop
sugar pop

I salute Chief O'Mara. Well said.

Mike bass
Mike bass

FK STARBUCKS... OVERPRICED BS.. I'M HAPPY TO SAY THEY'VE NEVER GOTTEN A PENNY OF MY MONEY

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Liberalism is a "cancer" in our society and needs to be "cured"! (By ANY means necessary)

hoss377
hoss377

With Starbucks leftist,biased,and p.c. attitude i dont know why anyone would continue to give them money.

LASKANWLF
LASKANWLF

Just one more reason why I can't stand this company and their terrible coffee!! McDonalds has 10x better coffee!! I salute ALL Law Enforcement officers and dispatchers!!

gae young
gae young

Why was the barista not FIRED!!?? Starbucks just lost another customer.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

I would have asked,,,"Hey, Where are you working next week"? "Cause it sure as hell is NOT here my friend".

Tammiestick
Tammiestick

Does anyone know if they spit in the coffee or anything worse? I so would of never drank the coffee after that.

whatalways3parts
whatalways3parts

A JOKE, says, she ? Just her using this EXCUSE , for her a## to get away with stating her (Ignorant) DAMN OPINION!!!

Doty911
Doty911

She should of been fired. No more Starbucks.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Overpriced with additives never supposed to be in there. Why isn't calling LEO's a racist type comment? Cant call a black "N" yet they call whites "crackers" which I find hysterical...... So sick of the whiners with double standards. They can do what they want but whoa unto those on the other side of the line. I will NEVER go to starbucks, ever. They really need to clean house as do other companies who serve food/beverages. What she did was appalling.

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Why did the officer not confront the barista right then and there? I would have called over a manager, gotten my refund or have them repour right in front of me. You know that she spit in all the cups at a minimum.

'The barista has been suspended pending the outcome of our investigation into this matter”. Suspended? Should have been fired on the spot. Not understanding why anyone pro 1st responders, republican or conservative would pay for overpriced, liberal sewage.

nadkram
nadkram

I have boycotted Starbucks after the very first incident of this behavior. Screw them!!

copsupporter$$
copsupporter$$

This is nothing but Company Culture and they promote it from the top...

Aramovich
Aramovich

Glenpool is a smaller town south of Tulsa. You'd think that those folks would value LEO more than that.

If it was a joke, it was lame, but probably not enough to fire the kid. Instead, 50 hours of volunteering with the police would do more to re-educate the kid and turn them into a pro officer person.

USA326
USA326

Starbucks is an overpriced glorified cup of coffee. $12.00 because they added a little syrup?? Most of the employees are rude especially the obnoxious snowflakes . Nice response Chief O’Mara.

Love Blue
Love Blue

My name is Penny I would have put that as my username, but I'm not the only one lol. I usually don't want someone to lose their job, but in this case it is the appropriate way to say how very wrong this employee was. She needs to know that I'm sorry isn't always enough. This officer and every man and woman put their lives on the line everytime they walk out the door, so I'm sorry just doesn't help this time. I do hope this employee grows up enough and realizes that these Police officers help her every day, she makes it home safe she's protected while at work she needs to know I'm sorry isn't a magic word that makes it all go away this Police Officer will always be reminded of her stupidity when he drinks coffee, I'm very sorry for the officer, and please know that everyone doesn't feel that way. I don't know you or even live in your state but I do THANK YOU AND EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IN BLUE. May God bless you and be with you all evertime. I thank you Sir for your service and every single Police officer in every county city and state. I didn't mean to write a book lol, I'm just very passionate about this subject. ☺🙏🙏

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

I stopped buying Starsucks coffee after they hired 10,000 people from a certain religion, who don't use Toilet Paper and they immediately started finding "Fecal Matter" in the coffee! I Shit You Not! 💩💩💩🤮🤮🤮

KillAllBLMSupporters
KillAllBLMSupporters

RELEASE THE BARISTAS NAME AND LOCATION OF WORK

DarrellB
DarrellB

Sorry Officer, but why on God's green acres would you darken the door of a corporation that seems hell bent on hating Officers and supporting those employees that actually perpetuate hate. You put yourself in a position to be demeaned! In the tactical world, you made yourself a target.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I know people I work with and family members that talk about Starbucks like it's the best coffee in the world. I tried it ONCE and poured it out on the sidewalk. It tasted like coffee made in the morning that sat on the warming burner that you tried to drink eight hours later. Normally I only drink coffee I personally make but if I'm forced to get it while out and about I either go to Dunkin Donuts (always get my favorite French Cruller) or McDonalds.

BindareDundat
BindareDundat

Why would anyone wearing a uniform still go to a Bucks for the Star for anything?

lmullen804
lmullen804

I would expect nothing less from Starbucks.

OffGridCabin
OffGridCabin

The real joke will be when the Barista finds out she can't collect unemployment after being fired for cause. What's that they say? He who laughs last, laughs best! Lol

Shallymar
Shallymar

Suspended? She should have been straight up fired! No question whether or not she did it.

maksdaddy09
maksdaddy09

Big deal! it's a damn word. How many times as a kid did we say "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" this is ridiculous. Go elsewhere.

provguard
provguard

Starbucks should have sent her home with a one way ticket... Those first responders are just as important to America as the soldiers at war. Both keeps us alive and safe. That girl in her ignorance is nothing more than a bully and egotistical brat....

ASkib24
ASkib24

Suspended? How about fired

TeeS
TeeS

Just a joke my ass. And even if it was a joke she should still have been fired on the spot.

Toppermost64
Toppermost64

I was at a Starbucks yesterday and I got the sense tattooed drug addicts working there. Didn't like it and they were not customer friendly. I will go to Dunkin from now on. Just as good, better prices, better food.

tfort
tfort

“Chief O’Mara responded to the company on the same thread, and said he did not blame the corporation for the mistreatment his officer endured.”

Over reaction at it’s finest. It’s a small word written by someone pouring coffee. If the Chief gets this worked up over a coffee order, how is he going to be able something more serious? Like a limb in the street, an old lady with a flat tire.

nigkilla
nigkilla

Fucking nigger shit! I bet this bitch is a nigger!

lolamae
lolamae

While Starbucks is owned by a anti Trump Democrat Howard Schultz. This happens too much and they only suspended her when she should be fired. I have seen other companies fire their employee over lack of respect for police or Trump supporters etc, why not Starbucks? Haven't gone to a Starbucks since the last incident and I live in Seattle area. I go elsewhere and love the Gourmet coffee stand.

lolamae
lolamae

I agree, why? There are other coffee places for heavens sake and they should fire that brat not suspend.

Jones24
Jones24

Seriously! What is wrong with these workers. Not one of them would be happy with a derogatory word or statement on their cups. What happened to Treat people the way you want to be treated?

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

This is just one of many reasons why I don't but anything from Starbucks. I prefer to make my own brew, but when I'm not home, I will get my coffee at Tim Hortons or McDonald's. I would probably think I died and went to heaven if Dunkin Donuts had more of a presence in Canada. Best coffee, next to my own. I miss the US, but love my Canadian hubby. ☺️

bryantrent
bryantrent

She said it was Joke yeah right

Anomie88
Anomie88

Why would any police officer go to Starbucks anyway? Why? If the word PIG is bad, just imagine what they do to your food or drink. Think about it. Bring your own water, or thermos or go self-serve. It's not worth the money or the aggravation. The employees reflect the philosophy of the company. Period.

RPG156
RPG156

No one cares whether they get fired any more. They would rather be social justice losers than be gainfully employed. I'm certain that they thought it was very funny and gave them momentary power. Hopefully their next job will be more lucrative than unemployment. Life is going to be hard for them.

shayrae
shayrae

'She claimed that printing the word “PIG” on the officer’s order labels was intended to be a joke between her and one of her coworkers.' What else are they putting in your drinks thinking it's a joke? NO STARBUCKS EVER! The worker should be permanently fired!

RB2207
RB2207

The Officers first mistake was going to Starbucks. I am sure there are locally owned coffee shops in the community that would more than welcome the Officers business. When will people learn to NOT go to Starbucks. Their "coffee" is disgusting and their politics are even more disgusting. People need to use their hard earned dollars to make a change. If you don't like a companies policies, don't give them your money. They will change their policies when they start losing money.

Stanracer
Stanracer

They should have kicked her sorry ass to the curb.

Boater
Boater

Sorry, but shut down for a day of sensitivity training Starbucks. Oh, wrong color?

colonelorville
colonelorville

I hate to see this as there is often a sea of BLUE UNIFORMS worn by people of all shades at the STARBUCKS I go to.

Musicray
Musicray

Why?? Coffee should be free for Law enforcement .... although Starbucks coffee is truly the worst.. Mcdonald’s is better.. so why are Starbucks employees so arrogant? They should’ve boycotted!!!