Participants in the Cops and Lobsters program hope to raise hundreds of dollars today when Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades and some of his officers take time out from their duties to serve as celebrity hosts and waiters at the Red Lobster restaurant.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., customers will be encouraged to make donation "tips" to benefit the Special Olympics.
The Cops and Lobsters program is coordinated annually with Red Lobster personnel at the Wesel Boulevard restaurant.
Another fund-raiser is the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics to raise funds and awareness for children with special needs. The torch run, which spans the state of Maryland, will be May 29.