A big hug: Kokomo Police Officer Andrew Brooks, right, asks for donations Friday while Michael Chase LeMasters gives the Dunkin’ Donuts mascot a hug during the second annual stakeout on Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Indiana.

A big hug: Kokomo Police Officer Andrew Brooks, right, asks for donations Friday while Michael Chase LeMasters gives the Dunkin’ Donuts mascot a hug during the second annual stakeout on Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Indiana.

For the second year in a row, Indiana police officers will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Indiana.

On May 1, beginning at 6 a.m., police officers will serve time on the roofs of 18 Dunkin’ Donuts to heighten awareness and donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Indiana, an intrastate relay fundraiser conducted by officers from all branches of law enforcement.

In return, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate $5,000 to the Torch Run program’s efforts. In addition, everyone who stops by a “Cop on a Rooftop” store that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a coupon for a free donut, and for donations of $10 or more, coupons for free medium coffee will be distributed.

Last year, police officers raised more than $10,600 with four Dunkin’ Donuts participating. Lt. Mike Beck of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and chair of the Indiana Law Enforcement Torch Run program hopes to raise at least $25,000 this year with many more police officers participating at 18 Dunkin’ Donuts.

Police officers will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the following towns: Avon, Brownsburg, Indianapolis, Greenfield, Greenwood, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Carmel, Anderson and Kokomo. More information is available at www.soindiana.org.

Kokomo Tribune.com