ROCKLAND – One boy has been traveling all over the country to say thanks to police officers. Today he made his stop in Maine, bringing with him the tasty treat he’s known for.
They call him Donut Boy. Ten-year old Tyler Carach has been delivering doughnuts all over the country to show his appreciation for police officers. The journey began two years ago in his hometown of Bratt, Fla. when Tyler and his mother came across some deputies at a local store.
“He asked me if he could use his allowance money and buy them mini donuts to say thank you for their service,” said Tyler’s mother Sheena Carach.
Tyler didn’t know why the deputies were so happy over a simple snack.
“She said it wasn’t the snack they were happy about, it was because I took the time to say thank you,” said Tyler.
Officers from around the area gathered at the Knox County Sheriff’s office this morning. Tyler expressed his thanks, and even got some souvenirs of his own.
“I mean it’s very positive and it’s just a fantastic thing,” said Knox County Chief Deputy Tim Carroll. “That this young boy at his age wanting to thank officers for the job that we do. Everybody likes appreciation and that’s what he does.”
Maine is state number 41 for Tyler and his mother. They’re off to Pennsylvania next before heading back home to Florida for a break.
“Hopefully this program will just get bigger and better and you know, the sky’s the limit,” said Tyler’s mother.
Tyler said he plans on becoming a K-9 officer when he grows up.