Cop on a Rooftop comes to Austintown 10:55 pm Friday

Andrew Cummings
May 20, 2017

Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers, representing officers from across West Texas, will gather in front of the Odessa Police Department, 205 N. Grant Ave., Tuesday to kick off the Law Enforcement Torch Run West Texas Leg.

Motorists driving down Mahoning Avenue may have been surprised Friday by the sight of law-enforcement officers patrolling the roof of Dunkin' Donuts.

The effort is all to raise money for the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run, a benefit for Special Olympics.

Dunkin' donuts themselves will be donating 15-thousand dollars to the IL law enforcement torch run.

Patrolman Nate Hoover, the event coordinator, was on the roof and couldn't comment at the time.

Officers hope to top last year's donation total of $672,000 and they will be at 274 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops.

"There have not been as many people out this year because of the weather, but everyone we've met has been very friendly and supportive", Baumgartner said. This year's goal is $4 million, she said.

For the police departments and the Special Olympics this is a true case of heroes helping heroes.

The first Special Olympics games were held at Soldier Field, Chicago, in July 1968.

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