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“Donut Boy” From Florida Makes Delivery to Maui Police

August 8, 2019, 12:13 PM HST
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A Florida boy on a mission to thank every officer in America, visited the Maui Police Department on Wednesday with a special delivery of donuts.

After three years of making similar deliveries to police across the nation, 11-year-old Tyler Carach has become know as the “Donut Boy.”

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His mother, Sheena Carach, said the mission began in August of 2016 when Tyler saw four deputies and asked if he could use his allowance money to buy them donuts.  “After doing so, he asked why the officers were so excited over a snack and I explained that unfortunately a lot of 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.”

She continued: “I explained that you can never judge a whole by a few because there is no group that is 100 percent perfect, and the officers were super excited about the snack because they were happy to be appreciated.”

According to Sheena, it was at that moment when Tyler decided he wanted to do more for the officers. “He told me he was going to thank every single officer in America,” said Sheena.  “Tyler was passionate about his idea and we agreed to help him by starting locally and seeing what happened.”

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Hawaiʻi marks the 50th state that Tyler has visited on his mission.  “Over 90,000 donuts later, and this little Donut Boy is still doing what he does best… thanking his heroes and best friends for the sacrifices they make daily for total strangers,” said Sheena.

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According to his mom, Tyler has said he someday wants to be a K-9 officer.

Prior to this Maui visit, Tyler visited the Honolulu Police Department and Hawaiʻi Police Department. Tomorrow he will be headed to Kauaʻi PD to spread his message of appreciation.

Chief Tivoli Faaumu said, “We thank Tyler for everything he has done, and commend him for all of his accomplishments. We look forward to welcoming him into the ranks of the Maui Police Department someday.”

“Donut Boy” Tyler Carach thanks officers at the Maui Police Department with a delivery of donuts. Photo: Maui Police Department.

“Donut Boy” Tyler Carach thanks officers at the Maui Police Department with a delivery of donuts. Photo: Maui Police Department.

“Donut Boy” Tyler Carach thanks officers at the Maui Police Department with a delivery of donuts. Photo: Maui Police Department.

“Donut Boy” Tyler Carach thanks officers at the Maui Police Department with a delivery of donuts. Photo: Maui Police Department.

“Donut Boy” Tyler Carach thanks officers at the Maui Police Department with a delivery of donuts. Photo: Maui Police Department.

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