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CBP Wait Tables at Local Maine Restaurant for Charity

Release Date: 
December 16, 2009

Wilton, Maine - Customs and Border Protection officers from Jackman and Coburn Gore, Maine assisted other law enforcement officers in raising $710 in three and a half hours waiting tables at the Calzolaio Pasta Company on December 11, for the Special Olympics. An additional $550 in donations was also collected by various online contributors.

Maine State Police (Troop C), six CBP officers, and other local law enforcement in the Franklin County hosted a "Tip a Cop" to benefit the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Law enforcement volunteers worked along side servers in their Special Olympics t-shirt, assisting with serving food and non-alcoholic drinks to Calzolaio Pasta Company customers.

Patrons not only received a great meal, they were educated on how Special Olympics enhance the lives of its more than 3,000 athletes that encompasses children and adults with intellectual disabilities. At the conclusion of the meal, patrons were given the choice of leaving a donation to Special Olympics in addition to their bill. All proceeds go directly to supporting the Special Olympics athletes in Maine, which provides opportunities to improve physical and motor skills, build self-esteem and life-long friendships.

"The 'Tip a Cop' is a great opportunity for law enforcement to come together not only to support a great cause, but also a local business who is a strong supporter of the Special Olympics, " said CBP Port Director Timothy Lacasse, "This is a win, win situation for everyone involved."

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017