Local police officers take to the roofs Friday to help Special Olympics

  Homewood Police Officer Curt Weist participates  
  in the 2016 Cop on a Rooftop event. Local 
  officers will be returning to the roof on May 18. 
(Chronicle file photo)

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


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