"Tip-A-Cop" Fundraiser Supports Special Olympics

By: Meagan O'Halloran Email
By: Meagan O'Halloran Email

Some local police officers were on-duty Saturday, but not patrolling the streets--they were waiting tables.

Fort Walton Beach police officers participated in the "Tip-a-Cop" fundraiser Saturday at the Fudpuckers in Destin. They tried their hand at serving lunch and dinner and worked for tips in an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics all while getting ready for their annual law enforcement torch run later this month.

"If you've ever attended a Special Olympics event, you can't help but be a supporter of those young folks" said Fort Walton Beach Police Chief Ted Litschauer.

Okaloosa County has been coined the birthplace of the Special Olympics movement here in Florida.


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  • by Margie Location: Destin on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:23 PM
    This was such a heartwarming story. God Bless those wonderful Police Officers. I hope the reporter will cover the Special Olympics. She can show people how challenging the events are for these truly "Special" young people by competing in some of them. I can't wait.
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