'Cops on Rooftops' to Benefit Special Olympics

May 19, 2017

Moline Police Officers are raising money for the Illinois Special Olympics today from thirty feet off the ground.

They're raising awareness by standing atop a Dunkin' Donuts in 50 degree weather with rain and wind. 

The money helps benefit athletes like Emilee Walker, a returning Special Olympian.

"It's really awesome -- raising money for the Special Olympics is just so awesome."

And her father and coach, Ken Walker. 

"It's great. I've been involved for 15 years and if you haven't, you should get involved."

Moline Officers are standing on the roof in shifts, with a donation box below by the front door. Their goal is to raise $3,000. Last year brought in about $1,500.