Cop on Top seeks donations for Special Olympics

Camille Koholua
Camille Koholua

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - They have blankets, food and a whole lot of spirit. For three days and two nights, law enforcement officers will be roughing it above Safeway stores to raise money for Special Olympics Hawaii.

Police from each county, state sheriffs, military officers, customs agents and others are taking part in this year's Cop on Top. The donations they collect will help Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities.

"We have cots up there to sleep, pillow and blanket, you know, water, lots of water, candy," Ofr. Camille Koholua, Honolulu Police Department, said. "The athletes are so appreciative of what we do. I mean, that, in itself, is reward for me."

Last year, Cop on Top raised more than $230,000 for the organization.

The event is taking place at Safeway locations across Hawaii through Saturday.