Officers serve up for a good cause

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - On Thursday members of the Utica Police Department, Oneida County Sheriff's Office and State Police filled Applebee's in North Utica, New Hartford and Rome not for any crimes but for a good cause. Playing the role of server they helped raise money for the Special Olympics.

Instead of serving tickets the annual "Law and Orders" event had officers serving the food and have fun doing it!

"The fun part about it for us is we get to see people in a little bit different environment," said Utica Police Sergeant Steve Hauck. "They get to see us in a different environment and we really have a good time doing it, we're happy to do it and it's a great cause."

Some athletes were also on hand to greet customers and pose for pictures.

It's the 6th year the Utica Police Department took part in the event. They say last year they raised $1,500 dollars, the most of any Applebee's in New York State.

"I'm always amazed at the turnout, people just seem to find a way to come and donate to good causes," said Sergeant Hauck. "It really is special for a small town like this that every year we're at the top for donations or good causes."

The event was also held in Applebee's in North Syracuse, Dewitt, Clay/Liverpool, Camillus and Auburn.

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