Police officers took to the roof Friday to raise money and awareness for a special cause. The 5th annual "Cops on Top" event took place at several local Dunkin Donuts'. Police officers stood on the roof to call attention to the fundraising effort which benefits The Special Olympics.
Officers and athletes were on site to collect donations. These donations will help area athletes with travel expenses along with other costs when they compete at events throughout the year.
"It costs roughly $4,000 a year for each of them to participate in the events they go on," says Trooper Nathan Riegal, "The athletes are not charged, so it's done through donations."
Sixteen different Dunkin' Donuts locations in the area participated in the fundraiser on Friday.