It’s important to remember and honor tragedies that occur in our communities. We are stronger and more resilient because of them.
So, it’s no surprise that the police department in Lexington, KY took the time on December 31 to remember fallen comrades who were lost exactly one year earlier. The little glazed angels might have been hot, but they weren’t ready for something like this.
“Counseling is available,” someone wrote on Facebook after the Police Department released footage of the Krispy Kreme disaster. “Don’t carry this inside of you.”
Clearly still a vivid memory for the valiant officers on the scene that fateful New Year’s Eve, they ended up receiving national attention for their heroism and grace under pressure.
Multiple news outlets ran the story, sympathizing with the catastrophic loss and the brave boys in blue who had to shoulder it.
Paul Mullins, an Indiana University-Purdue University professor of anthropology and author of “Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut,” told Time magazine that police aren’t allowed to accept gifts while on duty, so it makes sense they would spend their money on a relatively inexpensive snack like doughnuts.
So next time you’re enjoying a nice glazed or sprinkled concoction, remember the men and women who keep us safe and the sacrifices they have to endure.