Police Chief Devon Clunis celebrates last day with 1st doughnut
Longtime Winnipeg police officer breaks his rule and feeds the stereotype — and it feels good
The last day of a 29-year-old job is a good time for some rule-breaking, and Winnipeg police Chief Devon Clunis marked his retirement by breaking a long-running promise never to eat a doughnut.
And it felt good.
After 30 years of vowing never to eating a doughnut Chief Clunis has succumbed to the chocolatey goodness🍩 <a href="https://t.co/HysmaCalSp">pic.twitter.com/HysmaCalSp</a>—@wpgpolice
"I haven't had once since I became a police officer because I refused to feed the stereotype," Clunis explained in an email to CBC.
"They brought some in today because, yes, it is my last day. Feels good."
Here's a replay of the chief's doughnut-fast-breaking moment:
Clunis was sworn in as police chief in November 2012, and announced his retirement earlier this year. He was born in Jamaica and came to Canada when he was 11 years old.
Clunis has promoted community-based policing, especially in Winnipeg neighbourhoods like North Point Douglas, where he was honoured by residents in June for his positive impact.
He says he hopes his replacement will continue the focus on building relationships with communities.
Winnipeggers wished Clunis best of luck as he moves on.
<a href="https://twitter.com/wpgpolice">@wpgpolice</a> Hey! If anyone deserves a nice gooey doughnut, it's Chief Clunis!—@1975Weeks
<a href="https://twitter.com/wpgpolice">@wpgpolice</a> Congratulations on eating life's small pleasures. Enjoy your retirement,have a doughnut every once in a while, they don't bite.—@la8ter
<a href="https://twitter.com/wpgpolice">@wpgpolice</a> Awesome, you deserve a little treat! thanks for the service!—@theresakaracso1