EUGENE, Ore. -- Officers traded in their gun belts for aprons and picked up a different kind of ticket book when they spent Saturday filling orders at the Eugene Red Robin.
The local police officers were taking part in a nationwide event called "tip-a-cop", a fundraiser for the law enforcement torch run. The torch run is a large supporter of the Special Olympics.
Special Olympics program coordinator Ted Barker said that the police were pulling their weight.
"They're busy … Red robin's really busy today and they're doing a great job of bussing the tables, getting drinks, helping out and talking about the special Olympics and the things that go along with our program." Barker said.
The money raised went to fund year round sports training camps and athletic competitions for the Special Olympians.