Bratt Superhero Boy On A Mission To Thank Law Enforcement

September 22, 2016

Tyler Carach is a Bratt Elementary School student by day, and an after school superhero that’s on a mission to thank law enforcement officers.

Tyler and his mother Sheena, who is a former police officer, created the “I DONUT need a reason to THANK a cop” programĀ  after an encounter with Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies at Gilley’s Store in Bratt during the summer. He asked if he could use some of his own money to buy doughnuts for the officers. He purchased four packs of chocolate doughnuts to share with the deputies.

He learned that there areĀ  just over 400 sworn officers in the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and he composed a letter to the Krispy Kreme on 9th Avenue asking for a discounted bulk price. The store manager instead donated 420 doughnuts to the project. Tyler, dressed in a superhero doughnut cape, delivered the doughnuts to Sheriff David Morgan and his department.

“It was really cool and fun I love getting to meet one of the dogs and one of the horses and I also found a lizard outside the Sheriff’s Office,” Tyler said. “The sheriff gave me a really cool coin and said it was very special. It was called a challenge coin. I got to go on the command center and also sit in the SWAT mobile — that’s like the Batmobile but way cooler.”

Thursday, Tyler continued on his mission to thank every cop in America with a visit to the Flomaton Police Department. He provided each officer with doughnuts and a goodie bag. He was able to test out the siren, public address system and computer in a brand new Dodge Charger patrol car, and he even raced a couple of officers on foot. His request to play with an officer’s pepper spray and Taser was cheerfully denied for safety reasons.

“I like cops because they are the best and they are my friends and they like one of my favorite dessert — doughnuts, he said. “They wear blue and green and those are two of my favorite colors. I like drinking coffee and they like coffee too it helps them stay awake when they have to work all night long to keep us safe.”

Tyler hopes to be a law enforcement professional one day.

“I want to be a cop to keep people and my family safe like the cops keep me and my family safe,” he said. “I also want to stop bad guys like bank robbers and stuff. I want to be a SWAT because they have riot shields and I want to be a canine because they have dogs and I love them and they are really cute.”

Mom Sheena said Tyler is remarkably quiet and reserved at a school and home. But put him in a room of police officers, like Thursday’s visit to Flomaton, and he’s extremely into his zone — even trading tips on dealing with bad guys and making arrests.

Through his Facebook page (click here), Tyler is working on finalizing an Adopt-A-Cop program with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to connect residents with deputies. He will be collecting goodie bags with items like gum, candy, hand sanitizer, pens, notepads and other item. And he is working on plans to visit more departments, spreading his message one doughnut at a time.

“You DONUT need a reason to thank a cop because everything they do is a reason to thank them, so if you see a cop today, take a second to say thank you,” Tyler said.

Pictured top: Bratt resident Tyler Carach servers a doughnut Thursday afternoon at Flomaton Police Chief Bryan Davis. Pictured bottom inset: Tyler with members of the Flomaton Police Department. Pictured first below: Tyler checks out the interior of a 2016 Dodge Charger police vehicle. Pictured second below: Tyler’s doughnut mission started with four Escambia County deputies at Gilley’s Store in Bratt. Pictured bottom: Tyler with Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. photo and courtesy photos, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Bratt Superhero Boy On A Mission To Thank Law Enforcement”

  1. billy on September 23rd, 2016 7:47 pm

    man i love this kid………………….thanks Tyler

  2. just saying on September 23rd, 2016 8:22 am

    This little boy is an inspiration. the world needs more children (well grown ups too) like him. I know his mother is proud and she should be, he will grow up to be an outstanding man.

    Thank you Northescambia for running this article, the people who do good deserve a spot light and you try to make sure that happens.

  3. TUMom on September 23rd, 2016 2:39 am

    What an exceptional, amazing young man you are raising Mom. Keep up the good work!

  4. Puddin on September 22nd, 2016 5:19 pm

    Good job mom.

    Thanks Tyler.

  5. Shannon Evans on September 22nd, 2016 4:50 pm

    Sheena you have raised a wonderful little boy!!!! What an awesome gift to give!!!

  6. Northof9mi on September 22nd, 2016 2:09 pm

    This is what GREAT parental involvement will produce! This child has been taught respect, giving and receiving and rules of life.
    It would be so good to follow this young’un through his teen years and see the example
    he sets for others to follow.

    A great break from the “news” on other levels in our country…Y’all done good NE!

  7. Cantonment Mom on September 22nd, 2016 9:08 am

    This is such a wonderful story! How can we donate items for Tyler’s goodie bags?

  8. RF on September 22nd, 2016 8:20 am

    This is THE BEST thing I have read in the news in a long time! This little boy’s compassion brought tears to my eyes. Oh, if we could all just have a heart for others the way Tyler does, what a better place this world would be :)

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