SNAPSHOT: Officers Serve the Community In Another Way

Police Department helped collect donations Wednesday for the Special Olympics.

Police officers are sworn to protect and serve, but the latter of that phrase took on another meaning Wednesday evening.

The Tip A Cop Fundraiser, held at in the Marketplace, helped raise funds for the Special Olympics, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the organization.

officers acted as "celebrity waiters" and served customers. Depending on how big of a celebrity they were that night depended on how much people tipped them, said Russell Evans, area director for the Special Olympics of Pomona Valley.

Tip A Cop functions are held as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

"All of our coaches are volunteers. No one is paid. Everything we have comes from donations. Every time someone gives a donation it goes right back into our local programming," said Beth Oberon, year-round coach with the Special Olympics.

"It's a great way for us to be out there in a different way than normal," said Greg Oberon, Special Olympics coach and member of the Glendora Police Department.

Interested in ways to help with the Pomona Valley Special Olympics? Visit their web site to find how.


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