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Special Olympics

Laurel cops take to rooftop to raise funds for Special Olympics [Old Town Laurel]

Those of us present during the 50s and 60s are aware of the clownish depiction of police officers on early television comedies. They were often portrayed as older, overweight men, catching a nap in their squad car, waiting for the next radio transmission to alert them to a cat in a tree, the path of a misguided jaywalker; or other petty crimes. There was the ever-present cup of coffee and evidence of residue, once part of a tasty doughnut, sprinkled on their uniform shirt. Fast forward to the present day and we realize things haven't changed so much. For the seventh year in a row, Laurel Police officers will ascend to the rooftop of Dunkin' Donuts, 14903 Baltimore Ave., in an...