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  • West Chicago Detective Robbie Peterson gives away a coupon for a doughnut as he helps collect money for Special Olympics during the annual Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Dunkin' Donuts in West Chicago.

      West Chicago Detective Robbie Peterson gives away a coupon for a doughnut as he helps collect money for Special Olympics during the annual Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Dunkin' Donuts in West Chicago.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • West Chicago Detective Robbie Peterson collects a donation from Lois Kovarik of Winfield to benefit the Special Olympics.

      West Chicago Detective Robbie Peterson collects a donation from Lois Kovarik of Winfield to benefit the Special Olympics.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 

West Chicago police officers joined cops from across the state Friday to stake out spots at Dunkin' Donuts shops to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

Heavy rains forced officers off rooftops at several shops in DuPage, but didn't stop Detective Robbie Peterson from collecting money outside the store along Route 59 at Main Street in West Chicago as part of the annual Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser.

Peterson has been a liaison with Special Olympics and the Illinois Torch Run for the past seven years.

"I knew I needed to get involved. It affects so many families and it helps so many kids," Peterson said. "I think it's a great thing to support and be a part of."

The event is just one of many yearlong activities the department does to help Special Olympics, including a polar plunge and a charity softball game.

Each guest who made a donation received a free doughnut coupon. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, were available for various donation amounts.

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