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  • Video: Batavia Cop on a Rooftop

  • Batavia Police Sgt. Shawn Mazza collects donations for Special Olympics during Friday's Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Dunkin' Donuts in Batavia.

       Batavia Police Sgt. Shawn Mazza collects donations for Special Olympics during Friday's Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Dunkin' Donuts in Batavia.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Geneva Police Chief Steve Mexin, left, and Batavia Police Chief Gary Schira greet customers from their spot up high during the Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Friday Dunkin' Donuts in Batavia.

       Geneva Police Chief Steve Mexin, left, and Batavia Police Chief Gary Schira greet customers from their spot up high during the Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Friday Dunkin' Donuts in Batavia.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 
 

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.

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