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Troopers, Deputies Help Raise Over $2200 for Special Olympics at The Dalles-area "Tip-A-Cop" Event
Senior Trooper Kendra Raiser
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
(541) 296-9646 ext. 5327

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Five Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and six Wasco County deputies traded their handcuffs and badges for aprons and food last Saturday, March 26, 2011 to raise money for Special Olympics at Spooky's Pizza restaurant in The Dalles. Officers reported customers were very generous tippers contributing $2,248.97 as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event for Special Olympics.
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, and demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

Tip-A-Cop® is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop®, is presented by more than 85,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.