O'Mara took to social media after reportedly calling the Starbucks location and receiving an unsatisfactory response. "As a side note, I called the store and was told 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," wrote O'Mara on the post that was removed from the chief's page on Saturday.
Starbucks issued an apology for the "regrettable incident" and fired the barista, according to statements from Kiefer Police Department and a Starbucks spokesperson.
"In the coming days, Starbucks will be meeting with the Kiefer Police Department to begin discussing ways to work together, including a jointly hosted Coffee with a Cop event at Starbucks where local law enforcement can meet with baristas and members of the community to discuss the critical role dispatchers and police officers play in keeping our communities safe," the Starbucks statement read. "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."