Four officers from Coronado, along with officers from around San Diego County, traded in their handcuffs for aprons Thursday night. The officers served patrons at Claim Jumper Restaurant in La Mesa.
During this fundraiser, the officers donated their tips to the Special Olympics. All tips are tax deductible and support sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
For every $20 someone donated, the donor had the choice of a San Diego Police Department K-9 stuffed toy dog or a Special Olympics T-shirt.
The four Coronado officers raised $1,816 and all together, law enforcement raised $5,166 at the La Mesa location.
The Special Olympics is not officially endorsed by the City of Coronado; but is the charity of choice of the Police Department.