An officer with the Herington Police Department in Kansas has resigned after it was revealed that the picture of a McDonald's coffee cup with the words "f****** pig" on it that the officer sent to the department's chief was fake.
Herington Police Chief Brian Hornaday had uploaded the image to Facebook and called for an investigation, with the police department trying to figure out who at the local McDonald's wrote the slur on the officer's cup.
McDonald's and its employees cooperated with the investigation. Both the police department and the company reached the same conclusion: McDonald's employees were innocent.
The officer who sent the picture has since resigned. Hornaday says the officer "fabricated" the incident and that the department's investigation concluded the episode was intended as a joke.
Hornaday says the department will now work to regain the public trust eroded by the incident.