According to reports, the driver of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts van realised that smoke was billowing from the carriage as he drove through Lexington. Their post included photos of the blackened side of the truck and officers jokingly mourning the truck's loss.
No one was injured and the fire was put out quickly, but the truck was seriously damaged, WKYT reported. The post was shared thousands of times with commenters saying, "Stay strong", and "Condolences".
But at least the local police department found some humour in the incident, living up to an age-old stereotype.
Officers with the Lexington, Kentucky, police department were eagerly awaiting the start of the new year when tragedy struck.
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Dave Skena, the chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, said it was great to see the police department deal with the fire in a fun way. "We hope you like sprinkles".
"We feel your loss. We donut know what else to say", the post read.
"It's a cop thing", the Cincinnati police department tweeted.