The community comes together
November 4, 2016
Hurts Donut Co. in Coralville donated all proceeds from their sales to families of fallen soldiers on Wednesday, Nov. 2. In 20 hours, Hurts sold over 3,000 thin blue line donuts at $3 a piece. At times the line extended out the door and had a wait of an hour and fifteen minutes.
Today, Hurts Donuts Co. has a line outside the doors as they sell donuts for $3 and donate all proceeds to the families of fallen officers. The event is taking place in light of the deaths of two Des Moines area officers early this morning including West alum Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Beminio ’96. Hurts has sold over 1,350 donuts in 7 hours so far. Check out the link in our bio for a story in progress that will be updated for information on Sgt. Beminio.
Additionally, Court Avenue Brewing Company, Americana and Gilroy’s in Des Moines offered free meals to any officers who came in on Wednesday.
Owner Scott Carlson said in a Facebook post “My 13-year-old son has a dream of becoming a police officer and I’m teary, sad and disappointed with what some of us become and do to one-another. Peace, strength and safety to our officers.”