Law enforcement officers will be heightening awareness for Special Olympics Wisconsin today by staking out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops across the state.
The event, which started at 6 a.m., will also raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin. It includes locations in Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Racine, Kenosha and Whitefish Bay.
“The tradition of police officers and donuts goes way back as kind of a joke,” said Wisconsin Torch Run director and Kenosha County Deputy Sheriff Ray Merlin. “What better way to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Wisconsin! It’s a great opportunity to meet your local officers as they are up on the rooftops of your local Dunkin’ Donuts collecting donations as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin as they celebrate 40 years of serving athletes in our communities.”
Dunkin Donuts will donate $5,000 to the officers for the Torch Run fundraiser. Those who donate at the Cop on a Rooftop locations will receive a free medium hot or iced coffee coupon.