April 25, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Carrie Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 or (863) 819-1856 pager
PCSO Detectives To Participate In Annual Cops And Lobsters Event
Sheriff's Office detectives assigned to the West Region General Crimes
Unit may be serving your next meal. They will be participating in
the annual Cops and Lobsters event to help raise money for the Special
Olympics on two occasions, Friday, April 26 and Friday, May 3, 2002.
Each year, the Special Olympics and participating Red Lobster restaurants
team up in a fund-raiser that includes local police officers and deputies,
in their respective uniforms, acting as waiters and waitresses. All
tips earned by law enforcement personnel are donated to the Special
This year's event takes place on April 26 at the Red Lobster in North
Lakeland, 3706 US Hwy 98 North, with Lakeland police officers working
during the lunch hour, and Sheriff's detectives taking over during dinner
from 6 to 9 p.m. The Polk County Sheriff's Office will also wait tables at
the Winter Haven Red Lobster, 230 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, during
evening hours on Friday, May 3.