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Cop on Top for Special Olympics

Maui Police Department officer Marjorie Kahookele-Pea (from left, first photo), Special Olympics Neighbor Island Regional Director Adrienne Laurion and officer Bethany Cravalho-Parker wave from the roof of Walmart in Kahului on Thursday on the opening morning of the annual Cop on Top fundraiser. More than a dozen officers from MPD are scheduled to participate in the annual three-day event for Special Olympics by manning stations at Walmart and the Kahului Safeway store through Saturday afternoon. Laurion said the goal is to raise more than $10,000 to directly support Special Olympians’  programs and travel costs for competitions.

Second photo: Cara-Shaye Torres-Raymondo, 3, drops a donation into the net as Special Olympic athlete Britney Bautista looks on.

Third photo: Harry Brown and son Kahiau Brown of Waiehu talk with Maui Special Olympics athletes at Walmart in Kahului after making a donation Thursday morning.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

** There is a correction to the original story published Aug. 23, 2019.