Tomah police stood on the roof of the new Dunkin' Donuts in Tomah Friday morning to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin.
This is the fourth year of the event for law enforcement agencies across the state, but this is the first year Tomah has participated because the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1825 N. Superior Avenue just recently opened.
Officers stood on the roof to draw attention at the location and to encourage people to donate.
“They’re not stuck up there collecting a certain dollar amount, no,” Officer Marshall said with a laugh. “They were playing Frisbee off the roof earlier this morning.”
About 36 Dunkin’ Donut locations across Wisconsin are participating. Each person who donated received a free coffee. Tomah Police Community Service Officer Melanie Marshall said she’s hoping they raised $2,000 on Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“It's a good community relations tool for the police department. We're getting out there, we're meeting people. We can interact with the Special Olympians and it also goes to support a good cause,” Officer Marshall said.
In return for police officers “doing time” at their restaurants, Dunkin Donuts will donate $5,000 to Special Olympics Wisconsin. Last year Wisconsin police officers raised more than $28,000 from atop 20 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops.
If you still want to donate to Special Olympics, contact Officer Marshall at the Tomah Police Department by calling (608) 374-7400.