Once again, Tip-A-Cop had a great turn out, which means a lot of county kids will be getting a fantastic Christmas.
It’s all thanks to Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers and the residents they waited on last Friday evening at the Knotty Pine Restaurant. All tips and additional donations went to the Sheriff’s Christmas fund for kids.
The Tip-A-Cop dinner is the main fundraiser used for the Shop-With-A-Cop program here in Lincoln County. Sheriff Kerry Lee said on Dec. 12 about 20 kids from all over the county will be chosen randomly to go to Cedar City with a member of the sheriff’s department for a shopping spree at Walmart and to meet Santa. Each kid will receive $150 to shop with, and they get their own personal shopping buddy – one of Lincoln County’s officers. The kids and their parents will also enjoy free lunch with the officers at a venue of their choice.
This year marks the fourteenth annual Tip-a Cop event. By 5 p.m. there were already about 50 people in the restaurant and there were even more people coming in to show their support.
Shannon Miller, a dispatcher for the sheriff’s office said this year was a little more organized and smooth running. Similar statements were made the previous year, showing the event continues to succeed in this community cause.
Another Tip-A-Cop event is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Carlos’ Restaurant in Alamo.