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Krispy Kreme, hosts Cops on Shops for Special Olympics

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Cops spent the day on topof the Hattiesburg Krispy Kreme to help raise money for a good cause.

The Hattiesburg Police andFire Departments joined with Krispy Kreme to raise money to benefit the SpecialOlympics. Donors received donuts, along with spent time with the police andfire department mascots. Police officials added that this is an ongoing effortof the police department to better the community.

“We are here to help people anyway, firedepartment, police department, that's what we are here for is to help ourcommunity and all and we love to give back to it,” said HPD Lt. Jon Traxler. “Soour citizens come out and work with us and help give back to the Special Olympicsbecause they are special,” said Traxler.

“We are excited to be able to give back tothis community, to partner with the local law enforcement, fire department, themayor was out here today, it really means a lot, that we just kinda jointogether to support this community, and really raise awareness and funds forthe Special Olympics,” said Krispy Kreme Director of Operations, Billy DorganJr.

The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation and local lawenforcement officers have worked together for the past 14 years for the annual Copson Doughnut Ships program to benefit Special Olympics. Over a million dollarshas been collected at these events and has benefited athletes competing in thespecial Olympics around the United States.

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