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EPCO Sheriff’s Office gets to work for Special Olympics

Posted at 9:40 PM, Dec 06, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office putting on an apron and getting to work Thursday night.

Deputies hosted a ‘tip-a-cop’ event at Texas Roadhouse. Deputies bused tables and got diners refills on their drinks to earn a tip with 100 percent of that money going to Special Olympics. But for the deputies taking part, it’s about more than just raising money.

“It’s great for the Ryan and Chandler to be involved in the community and get acquainted with the community, get the community acquainted with,” said Mike Baier with the Sheriff’s Office. “I think it’s just a great way for them to lead as normal lives and happy and healthy lives as possible.”

Special Olympics will use the money for a variety of causes, including new uniforms, sports equipment and travel expenses.