Cops raise big money at the donut shop

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.