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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Milton police to be featured in local news casts, newspapers

Milton police Lt. Travis Parker readies a couple plates of barbecue for hungry diners at this afternoon's Tip a Cop for the Special Olympics of Georgia at Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Ga. 9 in Milton. The city's police officers will be featured on several of this afternoon's and tonight's newscasts, so be sure to tune in.

Tip a Cop a success

Media Contact: Jason Wright
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MILTON, GA., Feb. 9, 2010 - Be sure to watch your favorite local newscast this afternoon and tonight for a glimpse of Milton's finest serving up plates of barbecue to raise money for the Special Olympics of Georgia.

During today's "Tip a Cop" fundraiser at Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Ga. 9, Milton police were caught in the act by news crews from CBS Atlanta, 11Alive, the Milton Herald and the Milton Neighbor.

According to representatives from CBS Atlanta, the segment could be broadcast during the 4, 6 or 11 p.m. newscasts, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Milton officers may also be seen on 11Alive's 6 and 7 p.m. broadcasts, Fox5's 5, 6 and 10 p.m. broadcasts and myATLtv's newscast at 10 p.m. Their placement on the news shows is subject to many factors, so keep an eye out to see our local heroes.

Photos and stories from the event can also be seen in the Milton Herald and Milton Neighbor, which print weekly and should be available by Wed, Feb. 17.

Tip a Cop is just one of several events featuring Milton police officers raising money for the Special Olympics of Georgia's Law Enforcement Torch Run, held during the organization's summer games. On Feb. 20, officers will take a frigid dip in Lake Lanier for the "Polar Plunge," and in the early spring they'll be "Cuffed for a Cause."

For the Polar Plunge, which requires officers to jump into the frigid depths of Lake Lanier, Team Milton's goal is $3,000.

Donating is fast, easy and secure. To tell an officer to "Jump in a Lake," donate to Team Milton by visiting its fundraising Web site, http://www.firstgiving.com/shawnmccarty.

For more information on Tip a Cop, Cuffed for a Cause, Polar Plunge and the Law Enforcement Torch Run, please visit http://www.specialolympicsga.org.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't help but wonder when one of the people giving food to cops will expect a favor, say dropping a speeding ticket?

What about Milton's other public servants, like fire, EMS, secretaries, etc. Oh wait, they can't fix tickets.