"Tip-a-Cop" raises money for Special Olympics

"Tip-a-Cop" raises money for Special Olympics

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

"To protect and serve " is the saying. 

Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock's Texas Roadhouse are partnering to do just that.    

At "Tip-a-Cop" police officers help serve customers at the restaurant. 

Any tips or donations earned go directly to Special Olympics Texas.

The event is part of a state-wide effort by dozens of Roadhouse locations. 

"We're here to pass out rolls and drinks to raise funds for the athletes in our area," Brenda Hassel, of the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, said. "The importance is to be able to do something for the athletes, for the community and to be able to get the athletes with special need to be able to do things and to let them know that the community does care about them," she said.

The goal is to raise $4,500 in tips.

Over the past ten years "Tip-a-Cop" has raised more than $875,000 to support Special Olympians.

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