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Cops On Rooftops To Raise Money For Special Olympics

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Police officers wave from the roof of a Dunkin Donuts as part of a Special Olympics fund-raiser. (CBS)

Police officers wave from the roof of a Dunkin Donuts as part of a Special Olympics fund-raiser. (CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — For the ninth year in a row, Illinois police officers will be perched on the rooftops of nearly 120 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets in the Chicago area.

The project is aimed at raising money for the 26th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Officers are trying to top last year’s total of $208,000 raised.

Everyone who visits a cop on rooftop store and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin joined officers on the roof of one west suburban Dunkin Donuts.

“I’m getting as close to the edge as I feel comfortable, and I am just waving to people as they come in,” said Berlin.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780′s Mary Frances Bragiel Reports

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