First responders raise money for Special Olympics

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - On Friday morning, Madison County first responders celebrated National Doughnut Day by raising money for the Special Olympics outside a Madison Dunkin' Donuts.

Officers from the Madison County Sheriff's Office and local police departments asked for donations in the drive-thru line and talked with locals about their work in the community.

It's one of multiple events local first responders put on for Special Olympics, including a fundraiser at Walmart and Tip a Cop at Red Robin.

Madison County Investigator Cody Locke said he enjoys getting to work with the Special Olympics athletes.

"It's something really special to me and my family, that we get to come out here and help them," he said.

Local father of four Jesse McTernan said he likes to see local authorities in the community.

"I like to introduce the kids to the police force and the emergency response crews and the fire department. So I like these type of events. I think they help bring the community together," McTernan said.

You can donate to the Special Olympics on its website.

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