Officers raise awareness for Special Olympics Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – For the first year in Kansas, law enforcement officers from throughout the state took to the Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to raise money for a special cause. Officers raised $1,800 at the 15 Dunkin’ Donuts across the state for the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) to benefit Special Olympics Kansas.

Special Olympics athletes, their families and representatives from various law enforcement agencies, such as Shawnee County Sheriff, Capitol Police, and Washburn Police, were among the special guests who joined officers to raise awareness and show their support for Special Olympics Kansas.

Kristi Powell, Topeka Police Detective said, “Everybody can go back to the ol’ cops and donuts kind of thing, so a little tongue and cheek that way. This idea for this particular fundraiser actually came out of Illinois, and Dunkin’ Donuts jumped on board. Wanted to be supportive not only of law enforcement but also of the Special Olympics.”

In addition, each guest who visited a Cop on a Rooftop location and made a donation to the Torch Run received a free donut coupon. Guests who donated at least $25 received a Law Enforcement Torch Run runner’s shirt.

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