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“Tip A Cop” to Benefit Special Olympics
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Media representatives are encouraged to join Southwest Florida law enforcement on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the annual “Tip A Cop” benefit at Longhorn Steakhouse in Fort Myers.

This annual fund-raiser benefits local Special Olympics athletes. Deputies, officers, troopers and civilians will serve as celebrity greeters and waiters from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse, 13701 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers.

Special Olympics also benefits from the annual “Law Enforcement Torch Run” scheduled for Friday, April 7. The Torch Run is an intra-state relay involving more than 5,000 officers from 300 city, county, state and federal agencies. The Lee County six-mile awareness run begins at 8 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in south Fort Myers, and ends at the same location. Participation is restricted to law enforcement and first responder agencies.

T-shirts and hats in support of this event will be on sale in the Longhorn Steakhouse lobby. Cotton shirts are $13 and hats are $10, or both can be purchased for $20. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics FL.

CONTACTS: Melissa Duncan, Lee County Port Authority Police, LETR Coordinator, (239) 340-6284

Victor Medico, Fort Myers Police Department, LETR Coordinator, (239) 321-7700

William Bergquist, Lee County Sheriff's Office, LETR Coordinator, (239) 633-4567

Media inquiries can be directed to the LCSO Public Information Office at (239) 477-1340.