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Police Serve It Up for Special Olympics

The city's police chief joins MBPD officers and staff as 'celebrity wait staff' during the department's inaugural 'Tip-A-Cop' fundraiser Thursday night.

The "celebrity wait staff" lined up to offer diners a memorable meal at Tin Roof Bistro Thursday when MBPD stages its first "Tip-A-Cop" fundraiser for Special Olympics include Chief Eve Irvine, Captain Derrick Abell, Acting Captain Tim Hageman, Lieutenant Andy Harrod, officers Stephanie Martin, Hank Crossett, Andrew Enriquez, Claudia McShane and Michelle Darringer and the chief’s Executive Assistant Bernadette Gradney and administrative staffer Clerk Kellie Frudakis, Martin told Patch.

All tips and donations made from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday during Tip-A-Cop will go to Special Olympics. This is the first time MBPD has participated in the Tip-A-Cop program.

Martin, who said she approached Tin Roof Bistro to ask if they would be willing to partner with MBPD for the event, said, "TRB is not only volunteering their location and providing staff, but opening their doors to MBPD as we make our first attempt at this fundraiser. We did not ask, nor do we expect TRB to make any further donation or discount their menu prices. This is new territory for the both of us and we are very excited and grateful to Mike Simms and TRB for their support."

Special Olympics staff and athletes will be on site volunteering to help make the event a success, said Martin.

Call Tin Roof Bistro at 310-939-0900 for dinner reservations. And be sure to tell Patch readers about your Tip-A-Cop experience by posting comments to this article.

All tips are a tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics, according to an MBPD press release.

  • Previously: 'Tip-A-Cop' Night at Tin Roof Bistro Thursday

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