Thank You from Officer Barrera

Dear 10-07 Fund Donors,

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the 10-07 Charitable Fund possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support.

Last fall I stopped working to focus on my last semester at Weber State University. My hard work payed off, I graduated in December with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. Shortly after, I put myself through the Weber State Police Academy. Financially and mentally it’s been a stressful past year me and my family.

I am currently employed with the Bountiful police department and going through their field training. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time on my new career and department that I am so proud to be a part of.

Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you I will work very hard and eventually give something back to others, both as a police officer and possibly a scholarship to future students like myself.

Sincerely,

Officer Dennis Barrera
Bountiful Police Department

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Save the Date! June 22, 2019

We’ve set a date! The 2019 10-07 5K and BBQ will be June 22, 2019, again at MTC Park. We hope you’ll join the festivities! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robyn Jones.

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Scholarships Endowed!

In just four years, the 10-07 Fund has endowed the first two scholarships! One is available to cadets attending the Weber State University Law Enforcement Academy, the other to those pursuing a degree at Bellevue University.

Weber State University Law Enforcement Academy Director Jack Rickards explains the significance of these efforts for the Academy, the connects, and our local community.

Thank you to each of you who have walked, run, and cheered us toward achieving this goal!

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2018 5K Walk/Run

Thank you for joining us for the 2018 Walk/Run!

This year, we were honored to have both Toby’s wife April and his commander Will join us.

WSU Law Enforcement Cadets and our scholarship recipients again supported us, securing safe passage at key points in the walk.

We are especially grateful to those of you who have made this event a success year after year. Not only could we not do this without you – we wouldn’t want to! Working side by side with you is a joy.

This year, we saw a true and profound outpouring of support from the Ogden community.  Special thanks to our multi-year and 2018 Sponsors!

Gar Ashby went above and beyond, keeping music in our ears and hearts through the BBQ and until clean-up was complete!

Gar Ashby sings his songs

Thank you thank you thank you all for your support and encouragement!

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Thank You from Karl Hallin

Dear Candilora Scholarship Donors,

I would like to thank all the donors of the 10-07 Charitable Fund! With your assistance I was able to successfully complete Weber States Police Academy program. Most people don’t realize that the majority of the cadets in the Academy pay their own way through the program. Thank you from the bottom of my heart your donation that helped alleviate a lot of the financial burden!

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Admittedly I didn’t always want to be a police officer; however, I have always enjoyed helping others and serving my community. Being a police officer seemed like the best route I could take to be able to help others, serve my community, and support my family. I started at the Academy when I was 27 and met some awesome future officers in my class.

After graduating the Weber States Police Academy, I was hired with Clearfield Police Department and have been a patrol officer for nearly a year. My experience as an officer so far has been incredible! There’s good days, and there’s bad days. There’s boring calls, and there’s exhilarating calls. When I first left the Academy I felt like I knew all there was to know about Law Enforcement. Needless to say I was wrong! Police work is a fun, rewarding career where I’m constantly learning new things!

So again; thank you donors and to the 10-07 Charitable Fund!

Officer Karl Hallin
Clearfield PD

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Thank You 2018 Sponsors!

Please thank and support the 10-07 Charitable Fund’s 2017 Sponsors, including:

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Graduation Day! Class of May 2018

10-07 Fund Awarded for Support of the Academy

Please allow me to share our experience at the sixth graduation since the beginning of the 10-07 Fund. It was amazing! Eleven cadets have received the Toby Candilora Scholarship to date. The ninth, tenth and eleventh cadets graduated yesterday.

Jack and I attended, as we have each graduation. Director Jack Rickards usually introduces us and provides a little background about Toby when they present the scholarships. This year, we were surprised to be presented with an award to the 10-07 Charitable Fund for supporting the law enforcement program at WSU!

Even though WSU’s law enforcement academy has been in existence since 1964, the Toby Candilora Scholarship is the first one of its kind. This has been, from its very inception, a collective effort, and we want to take this opportunity to thank our family and friends for supporting this endeavor. We could not do it without each and every one of you.

The award was presented by no other than Clinton City Police Chief Bill Chilson, who has hired two scholarship recipients from this graduating class, class representative Dayne Dyer and Chris Wilkinson. After the Chief presented their diplomas, he approached Jack (Jones) and me, held out his hand to shake mine, and pressed a Clinton PD ‘challenge coin’ against the palm of my hand. He said, “Toby was one of my first reserve officers. And one of my favorites.” CHILLS.

Cadet, now Officer, Dyer’s commencement speech was eloquent and truly touched my heart. Dyer told of the rigors of training physically to be a law enforcement officer. He cautioned, however, that without training one’s mind, and preparing mentally, it would be impossible to do the job. As a Mom, my mind went to Toby, and the last year of his life. I thought of all of the work he did for so many years to train his mind to do the job that he loved so much. It certainly served him well in his final challenge.

I wish that I could convey the gratitude expressed yesterday by the scholarship recipient graduates – and their extended family members. We’re hopeful that reading the thank you notes give you a similar heartwarming experience and validation that, in some small way, we are making a difference.

Thank you for all your love and support!

Sincerely,

Robyn Jones

 

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