By Lt. Robert Barrett, AA/PIO
California City Correctional Facility

On Jan. 31, volunteer correctional staff from California Correctional Institute and California City Correctional Facility united with the Mojave Division of the California Highway Patrol to host the first Tip-A-Cop dinner at Big Papa’s Steakhouse in Tehachapi benefiting the Special Olympics Southern California-Kern County.

Volunteer correctional officers, sergeants, lieutenants and a chief deputy warden worked side-by-side with the CHP and Big Papa’s wait staff to treat the night’s patrons to a first class dining experience they will not soon forget.

By the end of the event and the combined efforts of all agencies, law enforcement staff were able to raise $2,520 in tips and donations for the Special Olympics.

Staff from Special Olympics thanked all those who took part in a successful fundraising event.