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Police Post Up On Rooftop For Good Cause

By Devese Ursery

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Dunkin’ and Illinois Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics Illinois partnership. The alliance has been a huge success over the years, raising nearly $7 million in Illinois.

On Friday, August 19, Chief Brent Shownes and some of his officers from the Troy Police Department will post up on the rooftop of Dunkin’ on 819 Edwardsville Road beginning at 5 a.m. until 1 p.m., according to Chief Shownes via email. Shownes urges the public, businesses and residents alike to donate to the Special Olympics.

“Cop on a rooftop is about fundraising for our Special Olympic athletes. Troy Police Department is very involved in Special Olympic events and we do everything that we can to raise money for our athletes via different events like Cop on a rooftop, said Shownes.

This would be the 12th year of participation in Cop on A Rooftop for Troy police.

Chief Shownes is requesting that businesses and residents alike come out and donate.

The 2022 Cop on a Rooftop Illinois event is scheduled statewide for Friday, August 19, from 5 a.m. to noon. Law enforcement officers are needed to staff Dunkin’ locations in their local communities to rally support for Special Olympics athletes. Each guest who makes a donation to the Torch run will receive a coupon for a free doughnut. Guests  who donate $10 or more will receive a LETR/Dunkin’ branded travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free medium coffee.

For more information on the contact Officer Jennifer Hautly, Officer-In-Charge of the event at

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