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Cops take to Dunkin Donuts rooftops

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) -

For five hours, police officers across Wisconsin took to the roofs of Dunkin Donuts to help raise money for the Special Olympics.

"In general it just warms my heart to be a part of it, to give back to the community," said Wausau Police Department Patrol Officer Andrew Hartwig.

Officers lowered buckets to collect money in the drive thru, while there were games inside.

"We get cops from the local areas to come and go on our rooftop and they holler out to the community and they get people to come in and donate money," said Dunkin Donuts restaurant manager Heidi Blair.

Dunkin Donuts in Plover, Marshfield, Rhinelander, Rib Mountain, and Weston all participated in the fundraiser, and some officers even volunteered to be there on their day off.

"Dunkin Donuts loves getting involved with the community," said Blair.  "Anything that we can do to help with the community is something that we love to embrace and do the best that we can to help out."

"I've been doing this for so many years, i just love seeing the smiles on athletes faces, raising the money so they can do what they enjoy...it's a way for them to get out of their houses, be active and create a healthy environment for them too."--police officer

People who donated were given a free medium coffee as well as other prizes.

"It's been outstanding," said Blair.  "People have been very generous and loving seeing the cops on the roof, lots of pictures being taken."

Officers say the Rib Mountain location raised more than $500, exceeding its goal.

The annual Cops on a Rooftop fundraiser takes place nationwide throughout the year.

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