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Several Evanston police officer spent their morning today standing on top of the Dunkin Donuts at the Dempster Plaza shopping center in a fundraiser for Special Olympics.

The 9th annual “Rooftop Stakeout” is one of at least three events the department holds for Special Olympics each year, along with a polar plunge and a torch run.

Today’s event was designed to attract some attention and encourage passersby to stop in an make a donation to Special Olympics, which also gave the donors a coupon for a free donut at the shop.

Police Chief Richard Eddington stopped by to buy a Special Olymics cap from retired police records clerk Judy Lamerdin and police telecommunicator Jesse Ramsay. (Photos by Mike Perlman for Evanston Now.)

Top: Problem Solving Team Officer Ron Blumenberg waves from the roof along with two fellow officers.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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