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‘Donut Boy’ visits Helena on national tour to thank police

Posted at 9:19 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 23:19:06-04

HELENA – A Florida boy on a mission to thank police nationwide delivered treats to Helena police officers and Lewis and Clark County deputies on Tuesday.

Tyler Carach, also known as Donut Boy, brought donuts to thank the law enforcement officers for their service.

Tyler’s journey first began in August 2016.

So far, he has visited 37 states and handed out over 70,000 donuts.

Ten-year-old Tyler says he wants people to know they should not be afraid of cops and that police are here to help.

Tyler and his mom Sheena hope to keep the program running and have big plans for a future non profit.

“They risk their lives every single day for strangers, and every single day they put on that uniform, is a reason to thank them… and I think it’s amazing that I get to thank all these police officers, and see all these cool things. I told my mom ‘I told you I can go across America,’” Tyler said.

Tyler’s dream began when he decided to buy donuts for some local officers with his allowance. Sheena had to explain to him why they were so grateful over a donut. Her response was “…people choose to judge a whole by a few, and because of that, some people were not very kind to officers and even tried to hurt them.”

Tyler says he wants to be a K-9 officer when grows up.

His next stops are in Wyoming and Idaho. You can follow Tyler’s journey on Facebook.

Reporting by Mercedies Pruneda for MTN News