CHCF TIP A COPEmployees from the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton and the Modesto Police Department teamed up recently to serve as wait staff at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Modesto.

Serving lunches and drinks and cleaning tables from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $4,307.25 was raised solely from tips for the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Additionally, Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) joined with the Tracy Police Department in a fundraiser at the Texas Roadhouse in Tracy to raise $4,200 for the Special Olympics of Northern California.

DVI Tip a cop 3DVI Warden (A) Jerome Price welcomed patrons to the Texas Roadhouse restaurant while three DVI Correctional Lieutenants, one Sergeant, and one Correctional Officer combined with eight Tracy Police Officers to serve lunch to dozens of patrons, with 100 percent of the proceeds sponsoring the Special Olympics.

Ruth Sanchez, Development Director, and Christy Dodge, Special Olympic athlete attended a recent Warden’s meeting to thank the DVI team for supporting the “Tip a Cop” fundraiser at the Texas Roadhouse and the Law Enforcement Torch Run scheduled for June 20.