Police In Clare, Mich., Save Bakery From Closing Cops & Doughnuts is a real bakery in Michigan. It's owned by nine full-time employees at the Clare Police Department. Members of the police department decided to take over the operation when the owner of the Clare City Bakery decided to call it quits.

Police In Clare, Mich., Save Bakery From Closing

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When a 113-year-old bakery in Clare, Michigan was about to join other boarded-up businesses downtown, the local cops came to the rescue. As their Web site puts it, the entire nine member police department re-opened the bakery under the name Cops and Donuts. They now protect and serve the baked goods while offering mugs and t-shirts emblazoned with slogans like You Have the Right to Remain Glazed and Handcuffs and Cream Puffs.


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