GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
On Saturday Colorado cops swapped their holsters for aprons, waiting tables for a cause close to their hearts.
Local law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes served meals at Johnny Carino's from noon to 8 p.m for the annual Tip-A-Cop event.
At the Tip-A-Cop event, 100 percent of tips made will help more than 13,000 Special Olympics athletes in Colorado.
Chris Wright, a trooper with Colorado State Patrol, said, "Makes you look back on your life and what you do more and realize that you've got it pretty good compared to how it could be. This is a group of people that were not asked to be born the way they are, but they don't complain about it either. And they love everything they do and they love everybody around them."
Special Olympics athlete Zach Marolf said, "I do basketball, challenger baseball, some softball, golf."
Lazer Garza, managing partner at Johnny Carino's said, "This is how we feel we can make a big impact to give back to our community. Tip-A-Cop started here in Colorado, all the Johnny Carino's are participating."
Johnny Carino's is located on Highway 6 & 50.
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