'Donut Boy' Visits, Thanks Chicago Cops

Rob Hart
November 05, 2018 - 5:03 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Officers who work out of the Wentworth District station on Chicago’s South Side had the chance to chow down on cake and donuts Monday.

The cake was a present for the boy who brought the donuts, 11-year-old Tyler Carach of Atmore, Alabama.

Tyler has been traveling the country, handing out donuts to police officers. It's his way of thanking them for their service.

He wears a cape that says "I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop."

His journey has taken him to 42 states.

"I have given out over 75 thousand donuts," Carach said. 

There are 900,000 police officers in the U.S.

While handing out the donuts, Tyler says he's had the opportunity to experience pretty much every aspect of police work.

"I learned a lot of stuff about the dogs and what kind of jobs they can do, like the bomb squad," Carach said.

When Tyler first said he wanted to thank every cop with a donut, his mom, Sheena, thought it was a phase that would pass.

"We said we'll just start local and see what happens. Two years later, he's still doing his thing," Sheena Carach said.

Tyler hosted a donut eating contest for Chicago Police on Sunday. One officer polished off 15 donuts. Of all the police departments they have visited, Carach says that's the record. 

What does Tyler think about Chicago?

"I like the department, but it's cold outside."