GREAT FALLS — If you are at MacKenzie River Pizza in Great Falls on Tuesday, chances are your waiter or waitress was emphasizing the “serve” in protect and serve.
Cascade County Sheriff’s deputies and Great Falls police officers teamed up with Special Olympics Montana athletes and Mackenzie River Pizza to raise money for Special Olympics Montana.
Athletes and officers delivered pizza pies in return for a tip.
Since 2011, Tip-A-Cop has raised nearly $140,000 to support Special Olympics Montana.
All of that money stays here in Montana, and more than half of it will stay in Great Falls.
Over the last eight years, Great Falls' MacKenzie River Pizza has been hosting Tip-A-Cop. Last year, they raised $30,000.
The next Tip-A-Cop event will be in Kalispell on September 24.
They will be open and serving up meals until 10 p.m. tonight.