Local police officers will be taking to the rooftops on Friday, not as part of a surveillance operation but to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. It’s the annual Cop on a Roof event.
Local police officers will be taking to the rooftops on Friday, not as part of a surveillance operation but to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics.
It’s the annual Cop on a Roof event.
Flossmoor and Olympia Fields officers will be posted atop the Dunkin’ Donuts at 3252 Vollmer Road in Olympia Fields from 6 a.m. to about noon, according to Flossmoor Deputy Police Chief Tod Kamleiter.
Homewood officers will scale the summit of Dunkin’ Donuts at 17579 Halsted St. in Homewood from 6 a.m. to about 1 p.m., according to Deputy Police Chief Denise McGrath.
Everyone who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location on Friday and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut coupon.
Guests who donate at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug and a coupon for free medium coffee. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be sold for various donation amounts. Raffle tickets for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be sold at the Homewood location.
This will be the 16th year for the Cop on a Roof program, according to Special Olympics representatives.
Officers will be at about 300 Dunkin’ Donut shops throughout the state.
Officers hope to top last year’s donation total of more than $700,000 from 272 rooftops.
Dunkin’ Donuts will donate $15,000 to the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run, according to SOIL officials.
Dunkin’ Donuts also has created a special glazed red and white donut ring depicting Special Olympics Illinois colors. The donut, called “The Champion,” will be available at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Chicago and suburbs on Friday.
A list of all participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be posted on www.soill.org.