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Krispy Kreme, hosts Cops on Shops for Special Olympics

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

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

The Hattiesburg Police and Fire Departments joined with Krispy Kreme to raise money to benefit the Special Olympics. Donors received donuts, along with spent time with the police and fire department mascots. Police officials added that this is an ongoing effort of the police department to better the community.

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

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

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