On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the Long Beach Police Department hosted an event with 9-year-old Tyler Carach from Alabama, also known as “Donut Boy.”
During the past 13 months, Tyler and his mom Sheena (a former police officer), have travelled to over 20 states and delivered 28,000+ donuts to law enforcement officers to thank them for the work they do. Tyler is honored to be doing his part to make the world a better place and inspire others to do the same.
In honor of his 10th birthday, Tyler and his mom are traveling to 10 states in 10 days to continue his mission to thank even more officers with donuts and thank you cards. Long Beach was the only stop in California on Tyler’s journey, making our City the 22nd state he has visited.
The event featured a dunk tank and Tyler was given the opportunity to “Dunk a Cop, not a Donut.” We also had a demonstration with K9 “AJ” who is new to the department.
Tyler was able to meet officers, shake hands, and offer them donuts from various law
enforcement agencies from throughout the region who attended the event.
We would like to thank the sponsors who helped us make this event possible. The Long Beach Police Officers Association and the Long Beach Police Foundation were the primary event sponsors. Dunkin’ Donuts provided donuts for all officers to enjoy. Rossmoor Pastries provided an incredible California state-themed birthday cake for Tyler. Lastly, the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau secured a one-night hotel stay for Tyler and his mom courtesy of the Long Beach Airport Marriott.