'Tip a Cop' night broke previous year's record

'Tip a Cop' night broke previous year's record

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Nearly $3,000 was raised here in Wichita Falls to support Special Olympics Texas.

The Annual 'Tip a Cop' night at Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the state raised $181,616, setting a record for the fundraiser.

The Wichita Falls location raised $2,865. Nearly 100 law enforcement units across the state traded their handcuffs for serving aprons last Thursday.
In 2016, $170,000 was raised during the 'Tip a Cop' night.

"The amazing turnout by the Texas Roadhouse customers and the fabulous support we received from the restaurant management, staff and our participating law enforcement units is truly appreciated," Doug Ray, SOTX's statewide LETR director said in a statement. "For this event to be as successful as it was, it took an entire state to come together for our Special Olympics Texas athletes. On behalf of our organization and our athletes, we are extremely grateful for everyone's generosity and support."

Police officers earned tips for their efforts throughout the night which were turned over as donations for SOTX to help fund its many competitions and training.

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