Students at Brooklyn Amity School (3867 Shore Parkway) got a visit from Johnny Law last week when the 61st Precinct’s Captain John Chell came by to talk about his life as a police officer.
The NYPD veteran gave a speech about his duties, covering a wide range of topics from how much sleep he gets, his reaction and involvement in the 9/11 tragedy, and even answering questions about having to use his gun in his pursuit of the bad guys.
However, it was Chell’s opinion of donuts, as reported by the school’s own website, that the kids (and Sheepshead Bites’ writers) found most interesting:
When the question and answer session was over, one of the middle school students started to cry softly. When the Chief called on him and asked him why he was crying, he said because he had a question. The officer seemed heartbroken and nicely asked him to ask his question. The child very seriously wanted to know if the Chief always eats donuts. This question came very unexpectedly and brought laughter from the grown ups, including Chief Chell himself. He told the curious student that he loves donuts and asked in return if he likes donuts too. The student, still hiccupping with tears, answered yes, and Chief Chell smiled and said that they are on the same page then.
Rest easy, little Jimmy; yes, cops love donuts, so do the rest of us, and that’s what makes America great.