DAYTON — A nine-year old Florida boy did his part to thank law enforcement officers from around the Miami Valley last week.
Tyler Carach hand delivered donuts to police from around the region as part of his mission to deliver thousands of donuts around the nation. His program is called “I donut need a reason to thank a cop” and it’s become a national phenomenon.
Sgt. Charles Taylor and Officers Ed Savard and Nicholas Lambert represented the Huber Heights Police Division.
Carach began delivering donuts in 2016 when he spotted officers at a store near his Florida home. He asked his mom if he could use his own money to buy them donuts. He selected four packs of mini donuts and took them to the officers, who were overjoyed. Tyler shook their hands and thanked them for their service.
Carach has delivered over 6,000 donuts thus far and has a goal of 10,000 this summer. He has 30 different events planned during a six-week road trip to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Delaware.
The 1,700 donuts from Tuesday’s event were donated by Bill’s Donuts in Centerville.
“I want to thank every cop in America,” said Carach.
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