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Tuesday, December 18 News

In Pictures: Police deliver food, raise funds for Special Olympics

FAIRFIELD — Some cops weren’t walking a beat last Friday or behind the wheel of their patrol car — they were delivering food and drinks to patrons of Chip’s Family Restaurant.

They took on the job as part of their annual Tip-A-Cop program, raising $2,200 in tips and donations for Special Olympics Connecticut. They were joined by members of the Fairfield University Department of Public Safety.

All the tips collected during the event, along with any money donated, goes directly to Special Olympics to support the athletes and raise awareness about individuals with intellectual disabilities. The officers didn’t take customer orders, but delivered completed orders to the tables. They also posed for pictures with younger patrons.

Tip-A-Cop is considered one of the “signature” events for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Torch Run is held just prior to the start of the summer games, delivering the torch to the site of the event. This year it will take place June 6-8.