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Tigard Tip-A-Cop team scores big for Special Olympics

Tigard is No. 1, again.

For the fourth year in a row, Tigard Police have earned the most money in the state for Oregon Special Olympics during its annual Tip-A-Cop event, which was held last month.

The annual fundraiser is held at the Red Robin restaurant, 10100 S.W. Washington Square Road.

During the yearly fundraiser, law enforcement agencies from across the country take off their badges and work as servers at Red Robin restaurants.

The agencies collect tips from customers, which are donated to Oregon Special Olympics.

At this year’s fundraiser on Oct. 12, officers brought in more than $5,500 in donations from customers — more than any other law enforcement agency in the state.

"We have never lost sight of the true reason we do this each year, and that's for the benefit of Oregon Special Olympics," said Tigard Police spokesman Jim Wolf.

Tigard's success over the past four years is thanks in large part to customers, Wolf said. "They really need to be brought into this. They are the ones who rally and make this possible."

Tigard officers also participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run — a relay throughout the state run by local, state, federal and military law enforcement officers — and assists at Special Olympics programs.

“Tigard Police would like to thank everyone who played a role in the good-natured competition that brings awareness and needed funding to continue worthwhile programs under the direction of Oregon Special Olympics,” Wolf said.

For more information about Oregon Special Olympics, visit soor.org.




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