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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 :: 08:46 p.m. PDT

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News Story - Tip A Cop

Nature of Incident: Sheriff’s Deputies Participating in Tip-A-Cop Event For Special Olympics Location: California Pizza Kitchen 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks Date & Time: Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Narrative: Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies will take their oath to “serve” and protect to a new level. They’ll trade in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays to assist servers at California Pizza Kitchen in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, July 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sheriff’s professional staff and volunteers will also be on hand to assist deputies in support of the event. The public is invited to enjoy a great meal and then “tip-a-cop.” Donations in the form of tips from dine in or take out will benefit Ventura County Special Olympics. All tips are tax-deductible. Ventura County Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities in 10 different year-round sports to people with intellectual disabilities at over 20 different training sites throughout Ventura County. This program not only provides physical fitness from participating in athletic competitions, but also encourages social interaction and community involvement. Special Olympics athletes will be working with deputies as they serve customers at Tip-A-Cop. Tip-A-Cop events are one of the main fundraisers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Torch Run is part of a year-round, grassroots fundraising campaign by law enforcement agencies to benefit their local Special Olympics programs. The Torch Run makes its debut annually in the month of June when members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Special Olympic Athletes carry the torch as it makes its way through Ventura County and continues to Long Beach for the start of the summer games. Page 2 of 2 Prepared by: Senior Deputy Timothy Lohman News Release Date: July 17, 2019 Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Timothy Lohman – (805) 947-8255 tim.lohman@ventura.org Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar ###

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