Cops in Riley County are participating in “Cops on Top” to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas.
Be sure to visit the Dunkin’ Donuts located at 406 McCall Rd, Manhattan, on Friday, Aug. 19 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to see cops from the RCPD standing on the Dunkin rooftop asking customers to donate to Special Olympics Kansas. If you donate, you receive a coupon for a free drink at Dunkin’.
Rachel Pate, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, said that this event is just one of Riley County’s four yearly fundraiser events. The other yearly events include the torch run and polar plunge.
This event is held nationwide across the U.S. but the RCPD has not done this event for the past two years due to the pandemic.
Pate said that one to two officers are expected to be on the roof of Dunkin’ at a time. Shifts will be taken to switch out the cops on the rooftop so they don’t get too hot standing up there. Participants from Special Olympics will also be at this event to greet customers.
Customers donating to the fundraiser can either bring cash or pay using a credit card through an online portal.