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"Tip-a-Cop" raises money for Special Olympics

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Quincy Police officers traded their badges for buffalo wings Monday night.

Officers acted as servers at Buffalo Wild Wings as part of their "Tip-a-Cop" fundraiser. All those tips help support Special Olympics, and local athletes.
Officer Kelly VanderMaiden said Special Olympics is a cause that's near and dear to police, but  it's also a good opportunity for officers to interact with the public.

"We like to visit with customers. It's great for the public to see us, not in our uniforms but in a relaxed atmosphere, just talking and enjoying ourselves," VanderMaiden said.

VanderMaiden says last year, QPD raised $18,000 for Special Olympics. This year, their goal is around $20,000.

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