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Tip a Cop event going on tonight at Applebees

Cathleen Allison/Nevada AppealApplebees bartender Kelli Anderson watches Carson City Sheriff's Detective Dave Legros pour a beer Thursday during the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Applebees. Local deputies waited tables and served food and drinks during the annual event to benefit Special Olympics Nevada.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Department is taking part in the annual Tip a Cop event at Applebees in Carson City.

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and again from 5-9 p.m. today deputies will be volunteering as servers and bartenders to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics Nevada.

The torch run is an international series of torch relays, run by law enforcement officers, leading up to each state or nation’s Special Olympics Summer Games. Officers raise money in conjunction with their respective torch runs for their local program.

It is the Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fundraiser and public-awareness vehicle.