Why Do Cops Love Donuts?

Public servants and their stereotypical snack

Minneapolis Police celebrate National Donut Day /

Movies, television shows, books and magazines love to make “cops love donuts” jokes. While it is a stereotype, it is not entirely untrue either. But how did police officers become associated with the round, sugary goodness of donuts in the first place?

Even now, after midnight, food choices are scarce in more rural areas. In the 1950s the idea of…