Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Donates To Police Who Received 'PIG' Cup At Starbucks
Company honors the police department after the incident.
After an Oklahoma police officer received his Thanksgiving Day order from Starbucks with the word "PIG" on it last week, a Veteran-owned coffee company donated to the Police department in response to the incident.
The Green Beret founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company, Evan Hafer, said his Veteran-owned and operated company loves police and has received "overwhelming positive support" from the sheriff in the face of the incident.
"I think this is that West Coast elitist, progressive culture that continues to encroach into American corporate values," Hafer said.
"We have to continue to fight this anti-police narrative."
Co-founder, Mat Best, said, "Americans have the freedom to vote with your dollar" to support local police officers.
In reaction to the incident, Black Rifle Coffee wrote:
"This is unacceptable. We always back the blue."
"They won't be needing to go anywhere for coffee for a while."
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara shared a photo of the cup with "PIG" on it, which the officer purchased on Thanksgiving Day as a gesture for the dispatchers on duty.
O'Mara wrote on Facebook at the time:
“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's post quickly went viral, with Starbucks adding a comment apologizing for the incident.
"This cup of coffee for a 'pig' is just another little flag," O'Mara continued.
"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."
The barista was suspended and then fired following the incident.
Starbucks has since issued an apology for the actions of its employee.