Man Donates $25K Check, Plus Cash At Palos Park Cop On A Rooftop Event

Bernie Tafoya
May 18, 2018 - 1:29 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Police officers were waving from the roofs of Dunkin’ Donuts shops all over the area on Friday as part of the annual fundraising effort to benefit Special Olympics.  One donation, though, blew the roof off most, if not all, of the others. 

On a roof on 130th and LaGrange Rd. in Palos Park, community service officers waved at passersby and encouraged donations via megaphone.

On the ground, Officer John Sutko and others were taking donations and then, he said, one man came up and made a memorable donation.

“He first came up to our donation table and gave us $800 cash,” Sutko said.

The officer said the man was not finished giving, however, and went back to his car and returned with a check for $25,000.

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“We were stunned. I had no words. I didn’t know how to thank him,” a rookie police officer said.

Officer Sutko agreed the donation was jaw-dropping.

“If he didn’t pull up in the car that he pulled up in, you would have never known his wealth, but you could tell his heart was in the right place and he really cared about us, really cared about the foundation," Sutko said.

And the car the man pulled up in?  A Rolls Royce.

Officer Sutko said he was really touched by the donation.