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Tigard Police bring in $5,000 for Special Olympics

The Tigard Police have raised more money for Special Olympics than any other law enforcement agency in the state during its annual Tip-A-Cop event, held earlier this month.

Nearly 20 law enforcement agencies across the state held Tip-A-Cop events.

The annual fundraiser was held in Tigard at the Washington Square mall’s Red Robin restaurant, 10100 S.W. Washington Square Road, on Oct. 24. There, officers took on the role of wait staff, collecting money from restaurant goers.

According to Special Olympics Oregon, Tigard’s contribution of $5,313, more than any other agency.

That's not unusual for Tigard. The city's police department has collected the most donations for Special Olympics five times in the past six years.

“The Tigard Police Department 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 Special Olympics Oregon,” Tigard Police said in a statement. “For decades, law enforcement throughout Oregon has been closely supportive of Special Olympics and the annual Tip-A-Cop event is one of several fundraising efforts conducted with support by police.”


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