Illinois cops hit donut shops for a cause

May 21, 2010 (CHICAGO)

On Friday - they were hanging out by donut shops - on the rooftops, or, in some cases, on top of their cars - for a cause.

The day marked the eighth annual "Cop on a Rooftop" event, raising awareness and funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits Special Olympics.

Police officers covered 120 Dunkin Donuts shops around the state.

Last year, they raised more than $182,000, and they're hoping to top that figure this year.

Everyone who donated got a free donut.

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