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Tip-A-Cop raises more than $6,000 for Special Olympics
The annual Tip-A-Cop fund-raiser collected $6,502 for Special Olympics Washington. Local law enforcement personnel donated their off-time to serve as waiters and waitresses Sept. 29 at the Red Robin restaurant in Silverdale, collecting donations from the public.
Kitsap County Sheriffs deputies served as waiters while explosive ordnance technician Deputy Scott Dickinson showed a display and demonstration with the Washington State Interagency Bomb Squad vehicle and remote controlled robot. Bremerton Police Officer Billy Renfro and his narcotics K-9, Lance, performed drug search exhibitions and Kitsap County Sheriffs Deputy Aaron Baker and his patrol K-9, Ryker, displayed their skills as well.
Sheriff Steve Boyer, Chief of Patrol Operations Gary Simpson, 14 sheriffs deputies and police officers, 13 volunteers from the sheriffs explorer cadets, the sheriffs Citizens on Patrol (COPS) program and Special Olympians and Special Olympics Washington volunteers participated in Tip-A-Cop. KCSO and the Silverdale Red Robin restaurant are currently ranked in the top three, statewide, of all the law enforcement agencies and the 32 Red Robin restaurants that participated in the fund-raiser. KCSO was the No. 1 fund-raiser for last years Tip-A-Cop program.