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Cops go wild at Buffalo Wild Wings

Event is fundraiser for Special Olympics

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - For the fourth year in a row, Coulee Region police and sheriff's departments gave Special Olympics athletes a funding boost with their 'Cops Gone Wild' event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Onalaska.

Officers and deputies from many different departments were there to greet and serve customers, with a portion of food sale proceeds going to Special Olympics.

"I've been honored to be associated with Special Olympics for years now and these athletes never cease to amaze me with their courage and determination," says Onalaska Investigator Peter Jakowski.  He organized the event.

So with the chance to help out a great cause, and be waited on by a police officer, it's no surprise this event's popularity continues to grow.

"I've worked the event every year.  It seems each year we get more people to come out.  More people are aware of what's going on.  'Cops Gone Wild'... it's kind of a fun thing paired with Buffalo Wild Wings!" says Officer Lisa Gerbig, with the Onalaska Department.

The most popular, and messiest, parts of the fundraiser, are the wing eating contests.  This year there were three competition categories: Chiefs and Sheriffs, Officers and Deputies, and athletes.

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