Red Robin and Hemet Police Department hosted another Tip-a-Cop event tonight to raise funds for Special Olympics. From 4:00 - 8:00pm, Hemet Police Officers assisted Red Robin staff with serving customers and cleaning tables at the West Hemet restaurant. Tips generated were donated to the Special Olympics.
"Hemet officers often participate in events like this. They are a lot of fun and the money goes to a great cause", Hemet Police Corporal Gabe Gomez said. "We are in the planning phase for another and it should take place sometime in early 2013."
Hemet Police Corporals Gabe Gomez and Mike Mouat, along with Officers Purcell and Cunningham assisted Red Robin employees with their duties. Officer Cunningham is one of Hemet PD's newest officers and was recently hired through the Vets to Cops grant program.
Other Tip-a-Cop fundraisers have been held at Chilis, Applebees, and other local establishments. The location of the next one has not yet been finalized.