You Can Help Police Officers with Doughnuts

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You Can Help Police Officers with Doughnuts

CREATED Jul 18, 2014
by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police officers have long been synonymous with doughnuts. For the next two weeks, those doughnuts could help police departments in Middle Tennessee.

The Spirit of Blue Foundation is working with several departments to provide them with grant money.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has teamed up with the foundation to help raise money.

“Everyone loves doughnuts,” said Franklin Police Officer Ryan Schuman. “Officers have been supporting Krispy Kreme.”

The company is now throwing its support behind area department by donating $1 every time a customer buys two dozen doughnuts.

In Franklin, the Department will use the grant money it receives to help outfit SWAT officers.

“I’ve been on the team 12 years and we’ve used the same helmets for that long,” Schuman explained.

The department hopes to buy new helmets, at a cost of $500 each, and would be more advanced than the current helmet.

“It has padding on the inside, and a neck strap, but no communication system, which is what we are actually hoping to get,” according to Schuman.

The money to buy new equipment will help the officers who use it, but it will also go a long way in keeping residents safe.

“It enables us to do our jobs better, which provides a better response, and a more effective response to the citizens we serve,” explained SWAT officer Brian Woodward.

There are three ways you can get involved and donate to the Spirit of Blue Foundation.

“You can go to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and order two dozen doughnuts. You can text in a donation, or you can go see Craig Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry on August 19,” said Officer Rachel Gober.

If you use the code SAFETY, the Opry will donate $5 to Spirit of Blue.

You can also make a donation by texting “BLUE” to 41444.

People can meet Franklin SWAT officers on Saturday July 26 at the Krispy Kreme on Mallory Lane. They will be there from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. to meet residents and perform demonstrations.For more information on how you can help the Franklin Police Department.

Email: ccannon@newschannel5.com