In the early morning hours of August 22, 2014 Officer Gabriel Garcia was severely injured in the line of duty after a confrontation with heavily armed suspects. Through the grace of God Officer Garcia survived his injuries, but faces a long and expensive road to recovery. Owners of The Mexico Café reached out to the San Bernardino Police Officers Foundation to partner with us to raise money for Officer Garcia’s future needs.
On December 8, 2014 The San Bernardino Police Officers Foundation held a tip-a-cop event at The Mexico Café located at 892 E. Highland Ave, San Bernardino. Officers from the San Bernardino Police Department and the San Bernardino School Police Association volunteered their time to serve food and assist with the event. The doors to the Mexico Café opened at 11:00am to hundreds of people waiting to be served by some of San Bernardino’s finest. The Officers and The Mexico Café staff worked hard for hundreds of patrons that day and raised over $40,000.00 in tips and donations. The overwhelming support from the community for Officer Garcia and the SBPOF is greatly appreciated.
We would like to give special thanks to The Mexico Café and their staff for their continuous and unwavering support of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association and the San Bernardino Police Officers Foundation.