Cops raise cash for Illinois Special Olympics

Dixon police’s PJ Ginn (left) and Matt Richards are seen atop the Dixon Dunkin’ Donuts Friday, May 19, 2023 as a fundraiser for Illinois Special Olympics. Donors received a coupon for a free donut. Officers also sold hats, pins and raffle tickets for the fundraiser.

Dunkin’ in Dixon was overrun with police officers raising money for Illinois Special Olympics on Friday.

The doughnut and coffee shop at 420 N. Galena Ave. has been open less than a year. So this was its first Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser. Patrons donated around $4,200.

The Dunkin’ at 1800 First Ave./state Route 40 in Rock Falls, manned by Rock Falls police officers and Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker and crew, raised about $2,100. The effort began at 5 a.m. and ended at noon at both sites.

Alex Paschal

Alex T. Paschal

Photojournalist for Sauk Valley Media

Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.