Though the slogan often used is “freezin’ for a reason,” Osage Beach public safety personnel may not have to worry about the temperatures today as the hold this year’s Cops on Top.


In conjunction with the Polar Plunge, Osage Beach public safety personnel will stand atop the Hy-Vee convenience store roof calling out — usually via bullhorn — for donations to Special Olympics Missouri.


Though the slogan often used is “freezin’ for a reason,” Osage Beach public safety personnel may not have to worry about the temperatures today as the hold this year’s Cops on Top.

In conjunction with the Polar Plunge, Osage Beach public safety personnel will stand atop the Hy-Vee convenience store roof calling out — usually via bullhorn — for donations to Special Olympics Missouri.

Last year, the event raised almost $3,300.

Customers and passers-by often drop dollars and change into a bucket that is pulled onto the roof and collected throughout the 12-hour period.

The event typically precedes the Polar Plunge, which the Osage Beach Police Department has helped spearhead for more than 10 years.

The public safety members often take shifts on top of the roof, although some police officers have been known to stay on the roof the full 12 hours.

Want to donate?
Drop by the Hy-Vee convenience store Friday between 6 a.m.-6 p.m.