"Cops on top" of Pekin Kroger

By Beau Ebenezer

May 25, 2013 Updated May 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM CDT

PEKIN Ill -- Pekin cops stood on top of a local grocery store, Saturday, to raise money for a good cause.

It was part of their yearly effort to support the Special Olympics.

Nearly 20 police officers took turns standing on top of the Kroger store in Pekin, grabbing the attention of shoppers.

Last year, the police department raised $15,000, which includes the state-wide Law Enforcement Torch Run.

This year, they are looking to exceed that amount by doing something different.

"We've never done anything like this yet," said Pekin Police Officer, Ryan Smith. "Special Olympics gave us a few ideas, and we just went from there. This is a good way to raise some peoples' thoughts. They will wonder what's going on on the roof, and obviously we have our police car out in the parking lot. It's just something different."

Kroger will match up to $500 for money raised by the department.

Pekin's Law Enforcement Torch Run is set for June 14th.