Cop On Top Raises Money For Special Olympics

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Many Hawaii law enforcement officers will be roughing it for a few days, all for a good cause.

The sixth annual Cop on Top fundraiser kicked off at Safeway stores across the state Thursday morning. Police, sheriffs and military officers have volunteered to eat, sleep and keep busy on rooftops until Saturday afternoon.

The purpose is to raise money for Special Olympics.

"It's been hot. It's been rainy. It's been kind of slow," Ofr. Robert Steiner, Honolulu Police Department, said. "We're trying to get, with the athletes here, we've been getting a lot better."

Organizers say the goal of each site is to collect at least $10,000 in donations.

The officers are at 18 Safeway stores on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island.