ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Area law enforcement officers are going "wild" for a good cause.
The 6th annual "Cops Gone Wild" event was held Friday at Buffalo Wild Wings in Onalaska.
Officers from a number of area departments -- some as far away as Fort McCoy and La Farge -- got together to help deliver wings to customers.
10 percent of food sales and all tips earned by the officers today went towards the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin, helping them pay for travel, equipment and jerseys.
"It's great to get out here and mingle with the public, meet a lot of really nice people, work with the athletes and the people of Special Olympics," said Onalaska Police Department Investigator Peter Jakowski.
The annual event is also memorable for the people who compete with the Special Olympics.
"I like coming out here every year for the Cops Gone Wild fundraiser because it supports all the Special Olympics athletes," said athlete Scott Prairie.
The officers hoped to raised $2500 with today's event.
In addition to waiting tables, the officers also competed in a wing-eating contest.
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