Restaurants to host Tip-A-Cop event benefitting Special Olympics

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JEFFERSON CITY - Local law enforcement officers will raise money for Special Olympics Missouri on Thursday night. 

Two local restaurants, Madison's Cafe and Longhorn Steakhouse, are participating in the event. 

Policemen, detectives, and sherriffs from all over the state will be serving food and chatting with guests, who will have the option to "tip" them. 

Madison's Cafe's owner, Rob Agee, said the event was a hit last year. 

"I don't know who had the most fun, either the policemen or my staff," he said. 

The officers again picked Special Olympics as their charity of choice. Special Olympics Missouri has offices in both Jefferson City and Columbia and serves over 15,000 people with intellectual disabilities in the area. 

"Maybe give a little bit extra this season in support of Special Olympics," Agee said. "There's no losers in the Special Olympics, everyone is a winner. So it's a hard thing not to support." 

A press release from Longhorn Steakhouse said, "Every dollar raised through Tip-A-Cop will help fund Special Olympics programs in the community."

Both restaurants start the event at 5:30 p.m. 

Madison's Cafe 

216 Madison St. 

Longhorn Steakhouse

3545 Missouri Blvd. 

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