Donut Boy Visits CCSO
He bought the first donuts with his own chore money.
But 9-year-old Tyler Carach couldn’t figure out why the simple gesture made four cops at a gas station in his hometown of Bratt, Florida so happy.
“My mom said it’s because they’re having a hard time right now,” Tyler said.
When he decided he wanted to thank every cop in the country with a donut, his grandfather sold scrap metal to buy dozens more.
Soon, the effort had drawn enough attention to earn Tyler a spot on comedian Steve Harvey’s show in January. The TV host gave Tyler $5,000 to continue his mission, which began in August 2016.
On Tuesday, Tyler visited the Collier County Sheriff’s Office on the first day of a six-week summer tour from Florida to New Hampshire as he, his mother and two older siblings pass out more than 10,000 donuts to law enforcement officers.
“I am here to thank cops because they’re my best friends. They keep us safe and to remind them that people still care,” Tyler said, bobbing behind a podium as he addressed dozens of CCSO deputies and Naples Police Department officers.
Sheriff Kevin Rambosk thanked Tyler and made him an honorary Junior Deputy with a plastic Sheriff’s badge, which complimented his donut cape nicely.
“We want to thank you and tell you we appreciate you for supporting law enforcement,” Sheriff Rambosk said.
Then the donuts arrived. All 960 of them, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts corporate. Tyler was the first to take a bite into a powdered jelly one to test for poison, of course.
Tuesday’s stop at CCSO followed an early morning appearance at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office where Tyler also gave out 960 donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts corporate staff based in Florida donated all 80 dozen.
After eating, Tyler was greeted outside the Professional Development Center in downtown Naples by motorcycles from CCSO and NPD as well as the CCSO SWAT truck and K-9 Koffe.
Tyler’s journey takes him to Orlando today followed by 29 more stops up the coast to New Hampshire, including five days with the NYPD.
You can follow his trip on Facebook.