Turning the tables on the “cop in a donut shop” image, members of the Evanston Police Department distributed donuts to anyone who donated money to Speical Olympics on May 20.
A little more than halfway into the annual “Cop on Top” fundraiser at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Evanston Plaza, police officers had raised about $700, said Grace Carmichael, a detective with the Police Department’s juvenile bureau. About $400 of that was rasied between 6 and 7 a.m., said Officer Heidi Bernhardt. Detective Tosha Wilson said people were very generous this year. “I’ve seen $50 bills and $20s,” she said.