Metro-East News

‘Cop on a Rooftop’ on Friday at Fairview Heights Dunkin’ Donuts

For the 14th year, hundreds of law enforcement officers throughout the state will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops, including the Fairview Heights location, to benefit Special Olympics Illinois on Friday starting at 5 a.m.

Police officers are scheduled to cover more than 230 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to raise awareness and donations for the “Law Enforcement Torch Run” to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Officers from the Fairview Heights Police Department will be manning the Dunkin’ Donuts at 6008 N. Illinois St. this Friday.

In honor of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and police officers supporting the event, Dunkin’ Donuts created a special glazed doughnut ring with red and white icing depicting Special Olympics colors available at Dunkin’ Donuts locations Friday.

Each guest who visits a “Cop on a Rooftop” location and makes a donation to the Torch Run on Friday will receive a free doughnut coupon. Guests donating at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug while supplies last and a coupon for free medium coffee. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and hats, will be sold for various donation amounts.

Dunkin’ Donuts is donating $15,000 to the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Police officers are looking to top last year’s total of $540,000.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $39 million over 30 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments. Each year, more than 3,000 officers cover 1,500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope through the streets of their hometowns and to the State Summer Games in Normal in June.

For more information about Special Olympics Illinois, call 800-394-0562 or visit