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Beaverton police raise money for Special Olympics during annual 'Tip-A-Cop' event

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Beaverton police officers were serving meals to locals Saturday for the annual "Tip-A-Cop" event.

Officers were out at the Red Robin Restaurant on Southwest Canyon Road from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The officers helped Red Robin employees serve food, and raised money through tips for the Special Olympics.

"This gives us a great opportunity to actually have a conversation with people in our community. If I stop you for a traffic stop, whether I issue a citation or a warning, you are probably not going to be comfortable having a conversation," said Public Information Officer Mike Rowe. "That's not the best time to just have a conversation, and just realize your police officers are no different than you."

Tip-A-Cop was held at all Red Robin locations in the state of Oregon Saturday. 

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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