Local donut shop gives officers free breakfast

Posted at: 10/30/2013 6:29 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Albuquerque police are starting to heal after Saturday’s shooting.

One local donut chain wanted to help lift their spirits Wednesday, so as a thank you for their service, Donut Mart gave a free breakfast to all local law enforcement.

It’s been a tough week for this group of police, firefighters, deputies and first responders. “I was born and raised in this community. I love this community for that reason because we are a tight knit community and we take care of each other,” said acting APD police chief Allen Banks.

Banks said the outpour the department has received has been tremendous and Wednesday is an example of that. All morning, Donut Mart gave away free donuts and coffee as a thank you. “It’s something so small and it should be the other way around. We should say when we see the police officers we should say thank you to them because, really they’re… they put their lives out there,” said Amin Gauba, co-owner of Donut Mart.

But the kindness doesn’t stop there. Until November 6, for every dozen donuts Donut Mart sells, $1 will be given to “The One Hundred Club of New Mexico,” which helps families of fallen law enforcement officers.

“It’s coming together and we don’t leave the officer out there by themselves. We show our support. We come together. We rally around that officer and we let the officer know that we are their family. We take care of each other,” added Banks.