Cops raise big money at the donut shop - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Cops raise big money at the donut shop

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Officers who 'took over' the Albany Krispy Kreme two weeks ago brought in almost $14,000 for Georgia Special Olympics.

The Albany-Dougherty County Law Enforcement Torch Run raised a total of $13,647 at the annual “Cops on Doughnuts Shops” event the weekend of May eighth and ninth. Local law enforcement combined forces at the Albany Krispy Kreme store to “raise dough” for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Georgia.


Officers from the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, Dougherty County Police Department, and Albany Police Department collected donations from customers. 

Many local Special Olympics athletes worked tirelessly with the law enforcement officers throughout the weekend to raise the money. 

 “Once again the Southwest Georgia community rallied around this event and showed their generosity by supporting this wonderful cause. Special Olympics is an integral part of our community and positively affects the lives of many of our citizens. The money raised will enable Special Olympics athletes to participate in state-wide competitions,” said Marie Ostrander, Albany-Dougherty LETR coordinator.



Copyright  2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
  • Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Man looking for owner of Korean War award

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:33:25 GMT
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.
    Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.Korean War Award was found in a recycling plant.

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>

    A South Georgia man was given a bell two years ago, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he discovered there was an inscription on it. Now he's looking for its rightful owner. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly