Multiple institutions participate in a Tip-A-Cop

Sierra Conservation Center, Deuel Vocational Institution

By Lt. Robert Kelsey, AA/Public Information Officer
Sierra Conservation Center

Staff members from Sierra Conservation Center, Deuel Vocational Institution and Sonora Police Department pose for a snapshot with a diner during the event.

Staff members from Sierra Conservation Center, Deuel Vocational Institution and Sonora Police Department pose for a snapshot with a diner during the event.

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) partnered with the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office, Sonora Police Department (SPD), Tuolumne County Victims Witness Assistance Center and Applebee’s Restaurant to support National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Uniformed staff members from SCC, Deuel Vocational Institution and the SPD worked as servers on April 17 at the Applebee’s Restaurant in Sonora.

Non-uniformed staff members from the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office, SCC, and the Victims Witness Center provided support to the servers.

“It was an amazing opportunity to work with other law enforcement agencies to support our local Victims Witness Assistance Center,” said Joel Martinez, Chief Deputy Warden, who also participated in the event.

More than $1,000 was raised during the four-hour event.

On Friday, April 24, a check along with two paintings donated by inmates from SCC was presented during the Trauma Informed Practice Training and Annual Child Abuse Prevention and Victims’ Rights Week Roundtable Luncheon.

CMF staff Sgt. Lisa Shaw,  Correctional Counselor Brandi Denecochea, Officer James Huggins and Officer Sherry Dovichi met Special Olympics athletes during Tip-A-Cop.

CMF staff Sgt. Lisa Shaw, Correctional Counselor Brandi Denecochea, Officer James Huggins and Officer Sherry Dovichi met Special Olympics athletes during Tip-A-Cop.

California Medical Facility

By Lt. Andre Gonzales, AA/Public Information Officer
California Medical Facility

On Thursday, April 30, staff from the California Medical Facility participated in Tip-A-Cop at a Chili’s restaurant in the Sacramento Arden area.

Their efforts raised $1,100 to support Special Olympics.

In a statement, Warden (A) Robert Fox thanked Associate Warden Christopher Tileston for his “dedication in the coordination of these successful events that help support such a great organization as the Special Olympics.”

In the front, Tracy Police Officer Brian Wilmshurst, Correctional Officer Jose Mariano, TPD Corporal Scott Muir, (middle) Correctional Officers Serena Marquez, Ricky Garay, Clanetria Gates, Anthony Palamino, (back) DVI Warden Jerome Price, and Chief Deputy Warden (A) John Garza participated in the recent Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.

In the front, Tracy Police Officer Brian Wilmshurst, Correctional Officer Jose Mariano, TPD Corporal Scott Muir, (middle) Correctional Officers Serena Marquez, Ricky Garay, Clanetria Gates, Anthony Palamino, (back) DVI Warden Jerome Price and Chief Deputy Warden (A) John Garza participated in the recent Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.

Deuel Vocational Institution

By Lt. Arnel Bona, AA/Public Information Officer
Deuel Vocational Institution

Five Deuel Vocational Institution Correctional Officers joined the Tracy Police Department for the Tip A Cop event at Chili’s restaurant raising $3,400 for the Special Olympics.

DVI Warden Jerome Price and Chief Deputy Warden (A) John Garza attended the recent Tip-A-Cop event at Chili’s restaurant in the Tracy.

“It was a great experience to support the Special Olympics at this event and look forward to the next Tip A Cop event on May 18 at the Roadhouse Restaurant,” said Officer J. Mariano.

Officer Clanetria Gates said she was excited about the bigger event in June.

“I look forward to participating with the Tracy Police Department for the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday, June 19,” said Officer Gates.

Also spotted at the event were DVI employees Melodee Dailey, Grounds Keeper, and Regina DeGraw, Materials and Stores Supervisor I.

Staff members from CSP-Sac and Folsom State Prison joined forces with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office for a recent Tip-A-Cop fundraiser in Folsom.

Staff members from CSP-Sacramento and Folsom State Prison joined forces with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office for a recent Tip-A-Cop fundraiser in Folsom. CDCR staff members, from left, are Lt. Joseph Tuggle (Public Information Officer FSP ), T. Giannelli, Community Resource Manager-SAC; FSP Warden Ron Rackley, SAC Sgt. G. Hampton, FSP Lt. J. Albin, SAC Officer Jamie Gandy, SAC Officer J. Giurbino, FSP Sgt. H. Arellano, FSP Officer C. Hansen, FSP Officer R. Carter, FSP Officer T. Hiott, SAC Associate Warden B. Forsterer, and Registered Nurse J. McGee.

California State Prison, Sacramento and Folsom State Prison

By Lt. Aaron Konrad, AA/Public Information Officer
California State Prison, Sacramento

CSPS-Sacramento Correctional Officer Jamie Gandy prepares to serve chips during a recent fundraiser.

CSPS-Sacramento Correctional Officer Jamie Gandy prepares to serve chips during a recent fundraiser.

Staff members from two prisons in Folsom pitched in with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office for a recent Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.

Folsom State Prison and California State Prison, Sacramento, converged on the Chili’s restaurant in Folsom to raise nearly $2,000.

What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run?

Billed as “the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run raised over US $42.6 million in 2012. Since its inception in 1981, it has grown extensively worldwide with over 97,000 volunteers spanning 46 countries, and raising more than US $461 million for the Special Olympics,” the website states.

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

Learn more about the Special Olympics of Northern California at https://www.sonc.org/