Area law enforcement are going to new heights Friday to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Members of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office and the Rochester Police Department will take to the roof at Dunkin’, 15 1st Ave. SW, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the third annual event.

Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are joining the fundraising effort at more than a dozen Dunkin’ locations. Minnesota law enforcement have been supporting Special Olympics Minnesota since 1986.

“Locally, we are lucky to support the Rochester Area Flyers Special Olympics Team,” Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson said in a news release. “There is great joy in seeing these people work, play, socialize and love their friends, families and teammates. I encourage everyone to support Special Olympics by volunteering for an event, coaching and donating to this great group of people.”

In addition to fundraising, the Rochester Police Department will have activities throughout the morning and early afternoon including coloring books and information and bean bag games with Special Olympics athletes and officers.

In 2018, over $4 million dollars was raised by law enforcement officers through events such as Cop on Top, 5Ks, Tip A Cop and the Polar Plunge.

Public Safety Reporter

Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.