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UK police perch on a roof to raise money for Special Olympics

Last year, University of Kentucky Police officer Jake Finley took his turn on the roof of Dunkin Donuts on South Broadway. The campus police department participated in “Cop on a Rooftop” to raise money for Special Olympics. Police will be doing it again this Friday.
Last year, University of Kentucky Police officer Jake Finley took his turn on the roof of Dunkin Donuts on South Broadway. The campus police department participated in “Cop on a Rooftop” to raise money for Special Olympics. Police will be doing it again this Friday. cbertram@herald-leader.com

There were several University of Kentucky police officers at a Lexington doughnut shop on Friday, but they weren’t making an arrest or picking up a morning snack.

The Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 1306 South Broadway was one of 12 statewide that participated in the annual Cop on a Rooftop event to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics, according to UK. Some UK officers perched on the roof, and others were on the ground accepting donations and giving out coupons for doughnuts or coffee.

The fundraiser Friday was the third Special Olympics event that UK police have participated in so far in 2017. They’ve raised nearly half of their $10,000 goal for the year, according to UK.

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