Law Enforcement officers staked out Dunkin Donuts locations throughout Kansas on May 18 to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas. During the event called “Cops at Donut Shops,” officers collected donations to benefit more than 4,300 Special Olympics Kansas athletes. City police officers, county deputies and troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol climbed on store roofs at 6 a.m. and stayed there until 1 p.m. (Officers at Lawrence locations stayed on the ground.)
“Law Enforcement officers work throughout the year to raise money to support our athletes,” Special Olympics Kansas spokesperson Heather Waters said. “This is a fun event for officers because it lets them interact with citizens in their community and share why they are passionate about supporting Special Olympics Kansas athletes.”
Law Enforcement Officers raised more than $500,000 for Special Olympics Kansas athletes in 2017 through events like Cops at Donut Shops, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, golf tournaments, Tip-A-Cop Events and more.