The video starts with an officer inside her cruiser reaching into a box for a sweet treat, only to find that the box is empty.
The tragic discovery is felt around the entire department as another officer scours for doughnuts in the break room. That officer runs to Milton's Donuts, a well-known shop in Middletown, only to find out it's closed.
A department post said each employee took around 30 minutes or less to participate, with most coming into the station on their own time.
Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said he was “overwhelmed” by the response to video. Muterspaw said shooting took about one hour, and while some officers were reluctant at first, he said everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.
He said it’s important to show officers are human.
"If we brought out some smiles, then we did our job,” Muterspaw said.
Besides, Muterspaw said, police officers do truly “love” doughnuts.