Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades and six of his officers took time out from their duties March 4 to serve as celebrity hosts and waiters at the Red Lobster restaurant - all in the name of charity.
"We raised $363.83 for the Special Olympics," Mades said. The money came during a three-hour span when customers were encouraged to make donation "tips" to benefit the cause.
The Cops and Lobsters program was coordinated with Red Lobster personnel at the Wesel Boulevard restaurant.
Another big fundraiser on the horizon is the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics which is a year round effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics for children with special needs.