TRUCKEE, Calif. — Members of the Truckee Police Officers Association will don aprons and take trays in hand at the Wagon Wheel this weekend.
The relatively new association’s members are actively trying to participate in the community. They approached Brian and Siobhan Smart at the Wagon Train in downtown Truckee to hold a Tip-A-Cop event in support of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
“In fact, they immediately offered a blanket donation toward the fundraising effort,” said Truckee PD Officer Jeff Safford. The wait staff will take orders, but catch Truckee PD staff in uniform or association polo shirts pouring coffee, delivering juice and food.
Safford admits many people have said the officers just might be humbled by the experience, where 100 percent of the earned tips will benefit HSTT.
“The Humane Society has obviously fantastic energy, and a no-kill policy that a lot of people appreciate,” Safford enthused. “They need help for their new facility.”
Enjoy a breakfast with Truckee police staff July 20 and 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wagon Train Restaurant, 10080 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
In addition to tips earned by the police wait staff, the Wagon Train has agreed to donate a portion of the event’s sales to the HSTT. The Truckee PD Association hopes to make Tip-A-Cop an annual event, with rotating locations and benefiting nonprofits each year.
The event is sponsored by the Truckee Police Officers Association, Wagon Train, and Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Donations to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe can be made at PO Box 9041, Truckee, CA 96162.