EUGENE, Ore. — A little boy from Florida on a mission to thank police officers across the country, makes a stop in Eugene Friday morning.
Tyler Carach, 8, the caped crusader also known as Donut Boy, handed out donuts to Eugene’s finest along with members of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police.
Carach’s “I donut need a reason to thank a cop” campaign spread like wild fire when 94.5 FM’s Liz and Reilly Show caught wind of it.
They helped raise money to fly him to Eugene, while local businesses donated the donuts.
Carach met with Mayor Kitty Piercy and personally shook the hand of every officer in the room. They said they are grateful for the gesture.
“It’s absolutely amazing that somebody as young as Tyler can take something on as big as he has and to let it go as big as it has, to be able to take that time to show appreciation for people that protect this community,” said Sgt. Chuck Salsbury with Eugene Police.
Tyler also dropped off some donuts to the Springfield Police. He said he hopes to visit Texas next but said he still has a list of other stops he would like to make.