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Carroll cops to spend weekend on roof of Dunkin' Donuts

Police officers from the Westminster Police Department and Maryland State Police can be found at the Westminster Dunkin' Donuts Saturday and Sunday.

But they won't be taking a break from their patrols.

Instead, they will be aiming to collect $6,000 in donations for Special Olympics Maryland from the rooftop of the Dunkin' Donuts at the 140 Village Shopping Plaza.

"Cops and donuts have a long, humorous history together, so it was only fitting that we team up with the great folks at Dunkin' Donuts for this light-hearted event," Westminster Police Chief Jeff Spaulding said in a statement. "This event allows us to do something great for an incredible organization and poke a little fun at ourselves at the same time. What could be better than that?"

As part of a national fundraising effort, Spaulding, along with State Police Captain Jim DeWees and Lt. Pat McCrory, will spend the weekend on the rooftop collecting donations through the "Cops of Rooftops" program. They have vowed not to come down until they have collected $6,000.

Last year, seven police departments across the state participated in "Cops on Rooftops" to raise more than $40,000 for the Special Olympics.

This year, five Dunkin' Donuts locations will take part in the program, including locations in Laurel, Hyattsville, College Park, California, and Westminster.

Along with the officers on the rooftop, police officers and Special Olympic athletes will greet customers inside and outside of the store collecting donations. If you can't make the event, you can visit www.copsonrooftops.com to donate to the Westminster location.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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