Xenia Police hold ‘Cops and Burgers’ event for Ohio Special Olympics

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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – A local police force is trading in its badges for aprons — to raise money for charity.¬†Xenia Police Officers–on their off time Wednesday–suited up in full uniform to serve customers at a local burger joint.

Officers were on their feet the whole day, busing tables and filling drink orders. It was part of the Red Robin Tip-A-Cop event to raise money for Ohio’s Special Olympics.

Xenia Police have been helping athletes with intellectual needs for the last ten years…and Wednesday was no different. They’re hoping they raise a couple thousand dollars. The using money to make athletes’ dreams of competeing in the games come true.

I spoke with Police Captain Steve Lane, who says today was about showing their support for a cause they care about.

“The Xenia Police Division has a special place in it’s heart for the Special Olympics of Ohio,” Lane said. “This isn’t the only event we do throughout the year. Our officers really want to give back to the community and this is just one great way for us to do that.”

The event was held at the Beavercreek Red Robin until 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

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