CORTLAND, N.Y. — Members of the Cortland Police Department and recruits from the Cortland Junior Police Academy helped raise money for the New York Special Olympics today.
On Friday morning, police and young recruits could be seen standing on the roofs of Dunkin' Donuts locations in Cortland, Homer and Polkville as part of the Cops on Top fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics.
The Cortland Police Department was one of several police departments in central New York to hold fundraising events. The Syracuse Police Department held a similar event today at Dunkin Donuts locations in the Syracuse area.
The Cortland County Sheriff's Department and New York State Police also participated in the event.
All of the money collected will go toward the local Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Cortland Deputy Police Chief Paul Sandy said it will likely take a few days to count the proceeds, though he said fundraising totals are expected to be in the hundreds of dollars.