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Westmont police take part in 'Cop on Top', raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois

Published: Friday, May 31, 2013 1:22 p.m. CDT
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(Becky Neems - bneems@shawmedia.com)
Westmont Police Chief Tom Mulhearn poses on top of the Dunkin' Donuts near 63rd Street and Cass Avenue Friday morning.

WESTMONT – Chief Thomas Mulhearn and fellow Westmont police officers stood on the roof of the Dunkin' Donuts on 63rd Street and Cass Avenue to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois Friday morning.

The "Cop-on-Top" fundraiser took place from 6 a.m. to noon on May 31 at Dunkin' Donuts at 19 W. 63rd St. as part of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. All proceeds go directly to Special Olympics Illinois. 

This year is the 11th anniversary of the "Cop-on-Top" fundraiser throughout Illinois. 

There are 27,000 Special Olympics athletes in Illinois who are benefitting from the state-wide police fundraiser. More than 150 different police departments and Dunkin' Donuts participated throughout Illinois this year, Mulhearn said. 

"The love and appreciation from the athletes is phenomenal," Mulhearn said. 

Anyone who visited the fundraiser and made a donation to the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run received a coupon for a free donut. People who donated at least $10 would receive a free Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug and a coupon for a free medium coffee. 

"There has been an outstanding response from the community," Mulhearn said. "It warms your heart. A man came up and started talking to us and gave a $100 bill."

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