Police departments from throughout the suburbs embraced the cop at the doughnut shop cliché Friday to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
About a dozen members of the Batavia and Geneva police departments manned the Dunkin' Donuts at West Wilson Street and Randall Road in Batavia during the annual Cop on a Rooftop event and collected money in exchange for a free doughnut. A $10 donation got you a stainless travel mug.
Batavia Police Sgt. Shawn Mazza, who was walking the drive-through line soliciting donations, said police raised about $1,800 last year at that location and were hoping to reach $2,000 this year.
"It's been a fantastic turnout and I couldn't imagine a more beautiful day to do it," he said.
St. Charles Police officers were scheduled at the Dunkin' Donuts on West Main Street from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department was also raffling off a motorcycle and five large flat-screen TVs.