By Dan Campana
With the weather a little more cooperative than last year, police officers around the suburbs once again climbed to the top of area Dunkin’ Donuts locations to support the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday.
The 16th annual Cop on a Rooftop event raised approximately $800,000 at 295 locations around Illinois. In the suburbs – and beyond – customers stopping to grab a bite or their morning coffee made donations, meet Special Olympics Illinois athletes and shared a few smiles with officers doing their part to help an important cause.
Here’s a glimpse at a few Cop on a Rooftop moments:
Pictured: Palos Park police officers representing on the big day. Not pictured: The generous man who the department said wrote a check donating $25,000. (Palos Park Police Department photo)
Supporters turned out in droves to meet Naperville police officers who enjoyed the beautiful, sunny morning at the Dunkin’ Donuts on West Ogden Avenue. (Naperville Police Department photo)
With a little assistance from the Illinois State Police District 21, Bourbonnais police collected $9,200 to support the athletes. (Bourbonnais Police Department photo)
Metra police officers joined the fun by setting up shop in Elmwood Park and Alsip. (Metra Police Department photo)
On the roof, on the ground and with a special guest, St. Charles police officers raised approximately $4,200 thanks to community support on Friday. (St. Charles Police Department photo)
Niles police didn’t rely on a picture being worth a thousand words. The department got creative to announce its successful day of fundraising. (Niles Police Department photo)