Cops at Dunkin' Donuts (with photos)

By Casey Killian
By Haley Burton

July 19, 2013 Updated Jul 20, 2013 at 12:47 AM EDT

Whitney Point, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Dunkin' Donuts joined forces with the Special Olympics on Friday for the annual "Cops on Top" event.

Donations for the Special Olympics in New York were collected inside and outside of the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 11 in Whitney Point.

"All of the funds we collect will go to help the athletes with their expenses when they travel around the state for their events. One of the events is torch event with law enforcement. We try to get a lot of police officers involved," said Lt. George Hayes, of the Johnson City Police Department.

Those who donated received a coupon for a free coffee or doughnut.

"We're proud to do it and we're really happy. Today has been a great turnout. We're excited," said Chris Zack, area manager of Dunkin' Donuts.

Those who gave $50 received one pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, and two pounds of coffee for a $100 donation.

Several locations participated in "Cops on Top." The goal for the Whitney Point location was to raise $1,000, although last year's state totals were nearly $50,000, Zack said.

The program is named Cops on Top because at some locations, officers will have a "sit-in" on the building's roof. The roof was pitched at the Whitney Point location, keeping officers and other volunteers grounded.