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"Cops and Doughnuts" visits Washington, DC

"Cops and Doughnuts" visits Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJRT) - (05/13/14) - The sun is beating down, temperatures are near 90 degrees, and sweat is pouring down everyone's face - but for the owners of Cops and Doughnuts Bakery, Tuesday is a great day.

For the first time ever, these cops brought their doughnuts to Washington, D.C. They are spending Police Week selling Cops and Doughnuts gear and bonding with officers from across the nation.

“It gives us a chance to get together and meet each other,” said Greg Kolhoff, who is a Cops and Doughnuts Bakery Cop-Owner. “We all do different things, but when it comes down to it, we are all just brothers and sisters.”

The bakery came about in 2009, when nine officers in the Clare City, Michigan police department pitched in to save a local bakery that was going out of business.

“All we wanted to do was save the bakery,” said Alan White, another Cop-Owner. “And people love this story. It’s a feel good story: it’s a bunch of cop brothers getting together and saving an important part of Clare.”

The cops said when they bought the doughnut shop, there was only one part-time employee. Now, the shop employs 43 workers and brings nearly half a million visitors into the small city of Clare.

But it's not just doughnuts the officers are selling. They have their own line of coffee, plus coffee mugs, shot glasses, T-shirts and hats. The owners are celebrities in their own right, too.

“One of the guys just came walking by and he stopped and he looked at me and he said 'You’re the guy on the billboard' and so he had to take a picture of me like we’re posed up there,” said Brian Gregory, Cop-Owner.

Thanks to the success of their business, the officers have donated $300,000 to the city of Clare in the past 5 years.

“You know, everybody makes fun of cops regarding the doughnuts,” said Jeremy McGraw, Cop-Owner. “But it's doing really good, it's something unique so people like it.”
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