GLENPOOL, Okla. (KTUL) -- A photo of a coffee cup is going viral after a Kiefer police officer bought some Starbucks for his dispatchers only to see the word "PIG" printed on the label.
It was a quick trip to get coffee that left Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara with a bad taste in his mouth.
His officer stopped by a Starbucks in Glenpool to grab five cups of coffee for all his dispatchers working on Thanksgiving.
But when the officer picked up the cups, the word "PIG" was printed on them.
After seeing the cups, O'Mara called and spoke to the Starbucks manager.
He said they offered to reprint the cups if the officer brought them back, which was not the kind of apology the chief was looking for.
Instead he took to social media, where the photo has taken off.
Tulsa's Channel 8 reached out to the Starbucks location, and a manger on duty referred us to corporate, telling us the incident was being looked into.
Jory Mendes with Starbucks gave us this statement:
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.
As for O'Mara, it seems his officers wont be stopping by the store again.
A small printed word on a coffee cup has caused quite the stir.
The officer who received the cup spoke to us off camera. He said the employee has reached out to him personally and apologized, saying it was simply meant as a joke.