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Deputies serving at local restaurant to help Special Olympics

Leon County Sheriff's Office (generic)
Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-19 06:12:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Leon County Sheriff deputies are taking on a second job this week to help athletes with Special Olympics.

Longhorn Steakhouse on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee is inviting deputies to take over as wait staff for the annual "Tip-a-Cop" event.

For the 23rd year, on Friday, Leon County deputies will wait on customers, serving meals and information about Leon County Special Olympics. Deputies will be collecting tips and donations that will be used to help Special Olympic athletes compete in various competitions.

Deputies will be waiting on customers Friday during lunch, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and during dinner, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

In the last five years the Leon County Sheriff's Office has raised more than $120,000 for Special Olympics.