The Krispy Kreme truck went up in flames in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday.
Soon after, police department officials from across the country began sending messages of support.
Officers with the Lexington, Kentucky, police department were eagerly awaiting the start of the new year when tragedy struck.More news: US House Democrats introduce legislation to reopen government
"No words" as United States police find some humour after an empty doughnut truck caught fire.
"We are so deeply sorry for your loss", officers with Massachusetts' Stoughton Police Department wrote in a tweet.
The Colorado State Patrol offered to share their doughnuts, but advised the Lexington officers to "avoid the brownies". "We donut know what else to say".More news: Detroit Lions shutout Packers for first time since 1973
A North Carolina officer sent his condolences.
"In this line of work", one wrote, "some things can't be unseen".
Other commenters online noted the doughnuts were really "krispy" after the box truck fire.More news: Authorities hunt California police officer's killer
Police are still investigating the cause of the fire.