Welcome Dr. Molly Sween!

Please help us welcome, Dr. Molly Sween, the current chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Weber State University.

Sween holds a PhD in Sociology. Her training was heavily focused on criminological theory and social inequality. She loves teaching and doing research that merges her two areas of expertise. Sween has been a faculty adviser for the past 5 years, and she enjoys helping students navigate the criminal justice curriculum and figure out what career opportunities are available to them after graduation.

Committed to student success, Sween is grateful for the 10-07 Fund as it benefits many Weber State Students interested in a career in law enforcement.

Sween is a native Iowan who has called Utah home since 2011 when she moved here to work at Weber State University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her daughters (ages 8 and 6) and considers them her greatest accomplishment. 

Dr. Molly Sween

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice

Weber State University

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Thank You from Parley Wiberg

I Parley Wiberg, would like to say thank you for the 10-07 scholarship. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of 10-07 community in remembering Toby in all that he stood for and has done for the community and others. I hope to be like Toby and be a positive influence on fellow officers and individuals that I come in contact with. I will do my best to serve and help individuals in moments of need. I thank you for the love and support, I aim to push it forward.

Officer Wiberg

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Thank You from Scott Christensen

Dear Scholarship Donors,

I wanted to take the time to personally thank you for the donation from the Toby Candilora Criminal Justice Scholarship. 

I am raising my family off of a single income as a police officer which is hard enough.  I wanted to let you know that words can’t explain my gratitude for this scholarship.  You have eased the burden on my family for paying tuition for the upcoming semester and that means more then you will ever know.  This scholarship is going to help ease the stress of tuition which will help me focus specifically on academics and learning. 

I am proud to say I received this scholarship and I will get to use the knowledge from my degree to serve the community that Toby has ties to and grew up in.  I can’t express enough how thankful I am to be a recipient of this scholarship.  I have attached a picture of me and my girls so you can put a face to who you are helping out.  Thank you!  


Scott Christensen 

Weber State University

Class of 2022  

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Thank You from Krystofer Milenkov

To the Candilora Family and 1007-Fund supporters,

I’d like to sincerely thank you for your generosity, and offer my condolences for the loss of your son. I am in my late thirties, a father and husband. I could not imagine not being here for my wife and children.

Thank you for creating this foundation. It is a very kind and selfless way to remember your son. The scholarship will go to good use. I’ve worked in corrections, and took an unpaid leave of absence to pay my way through the LEO portion of the academy so that I can go to patrol where I believe I will be able to better help my community. I have a bachelor’s degree in criminology, and hope to one day earn a master’s degree from Weber State University in Criminal Justice so that I can teach part-time as an adjunct professor. 

I’d also like to thank you for taking the time to come to my academy graduation and to present me with the award. It gives me more motivation to work hard and ethically when things get tough to honor Toby’s memory, legacy and gift. I also hope to see you at the Walk/Run.

Thank you,

Krystofer Milenkov 

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SAVE THE DATE: June 18, 2022

Join Us for the 8th Annual 10-07 5K Walk / Run!! 

Hello Family and Friends! 

We are busy making plans for our 8th Annual 10-07 Charitable Fund 5K Walk / Run.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  We are excited for this year’s event!  We have appreciated your support of this event in the past, and we are hopeful that you’ll join us again this year.     

With gratitude, 

The Candilora / Jones families 

To date, we have donated:

○          $73,000.00 to Weber State Law Enforcement Academy for the Toby Candilora scholarships 

○          $60,000.00 to Weber State University for Toby Candilora Criminal Justice scholarship 

○          $25,000.00 to Bellevue University for the Toby Candilora endowed scholarship 

○          $8,000.00 to ALS Association of Oregon for the Candilora Cadets walk team of April, Taylore and Samantha Candilora 

○          $5,000.00 to Thompson Tough (Erik Thompson family for ALS support / expenses)

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Thank You from Briant Johnson

Dear 10-07 Charitable Fund Donors:

I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Toby Candilora Criminal Justice Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity and for allowing me to continue my education and develop my knowledge in the criminal justice field. School has always been really important to me, and knowing that someone is willing to help me better myself and my community by providing higher education is a huge help in helping me succeed in life. 

As I complete my education at Weber State University, I am very thankful to be receiving this scholarship. Because of your scholarship I will be able to continue to work towards my goal to become a Forensic Scientist and work in the criminal justice field. I have always liked serving and helping others, and I feel like the working in the criminal justice field is a great way to serve and better the community.

Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and for this generous gift.

Briant Johnson

Weber State University

Class of 2022

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Thank You from Hailey Parson

Dear Toby Candilora Scholarship Donors:

I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Toby Candilora Criminal Justice Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity, which will allow me to further my academic career at Weber State University. This scholarship is impactful to my college experience because it will shift my focus from attaining financial necessities to pay for my academics, to excelling in my studies for the academic year of 2020-21.

As I complete my education at Weber State University, I am very thankful for receiving your thoughtful gift. Because of your scholarship, I can truly achieve my dream of pursuing a career in forensic science. 

Thank you again for your thoughtful and generous gift.


Hailey Parson

Weber State University
Class of 2021

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Thank You from Adam Aimo

To the Candilora / Jones Families:

I am writing this letter to express to you how grateful I am for receiving the 10-07 Scholarship.  Before I attended the academy, I was driving a semi-truck out of Ogden.  I was very stable, but felt like I needed more in life.  That is when I decided to join the Weber State Police Academy.  I budgeted and planned my finances out and had a safety net of funds.  I was way off on my calculations for equipment and everything else.  Due to my miscalculations, funds have been extremely tight.  I can only work part time while attending the academy and have been quite stressed over finances. 

This scholarship will ensure that I will remain financially stable as I finish up the academy.  I can put my mind at ease on finances and put my heart and soul into the rest of my training.  Although I am currently not hired on by a police department, I am confident an agency will see my hard work and dedication and bring me on very soon.  Your scholarship will allow me to train far more than I ever thought and remain financially secure.  I plan to be working full time as a police officer by the end of the year and serving my community.

Once again, I would like to thank you for choosing me for this scholarship.  You have helped me out more than you can imagine and I look forward to attending the 10-07 Charitable Fund 5K Walk / Run next year and giving my support.


Adam Aimo

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Thank You from Taron Noel

To 10-07 Fund Donors:

Thank you for selecting me to be a recipient of the Toby Candilora Scholarship.  This is a great honor and words cannot express how grateful I am for your kindness and generosity.  Where I am beginning my career, I feel a sense of responsibility to honor Toby by doing my best.   Receiving this scholarship is not something that I take lightly.  I cannot wait to honor him and share in his legacy.

My name is Taron Noel.  I am married to my lovely wife Anne-Claire.  We currently live in Logan, Utah, at least until I find out where I will be working.  After graduating from high school, I served in the Marine Corps for five years.  I was honorably discharged and continued my education at Utah State University.  I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology with an emphasis in Rotorcraft.

My long-term goal is to get hired on with the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) in the Aero Bureau division.  I am currently in the UHP application process and am hoping to be finished up in the next few months.  I want to work for the UHP because of all the great work they do and the broad range of law enforcement opportunities.

Another goal that I have is to complete a master’s degree in Leadership and Management.  I love leadership opportunities, and I can’t think of a more challenging leadership position than eventually leading police officers.  Our community holds high expectations for police officers and the image that we must not fail.  This is another reason education is essential for me.

The money I will receive from the scholarship will help me with my transition into law enforcement.  My tuition has already been paid in full, so I plan on using the money to help get a proper start.  My wife and I will likely have to move, and I plan on using some of the funds to help establish us in the new area.  With the remaining money, I plan on purchasing proper equipment to do my job to the best of my ability.

It is such a kind act that your family continues to give so much to the law enforcement community.  I am looking forward to the 5K this hear to help raise money.  Hopefully, continuing the legacy and helping to provide this same tremendous benefit to another cadet.  I hope to meet your family and personally convey my excitement and appreciation.  Thank you again for this generous gift and opportunity.

With sincere gratitude,

Taron Noel

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Thank You from Makray Joseph

Dear 10-07 Fund Supporters:

I am honored to be receiving this scholarship.  I am incredibly grateful for the funds that you are able to make available to our Weber State Cadets.  This scholarship will not only help me, but it will also give me more confidence in continuing my education moving forward.  The scholarship that I have received is going to pay my tuition off for the remainder of academy.  This academy has not been easy for me and has presented difficult challenges at times due to lack of money and long school hours, but it will all be worth it in the end and will pay off

My family and I could not thank you enough.  My wife has endured with me through this entire process and has worked so hard to support us financially while I have been attending academy.  Being a self-sponsor has only made me stronger, dedicated and more ambitious.  Like Toby, I am a true believer in law enforcement and will mold my life around being a leader in the community and someone who will always answer the call.  The thought of putting on that badge and living my life through the fallen officers that gave everything to their communities is what this is all about

Going into law enforcement for me is such an honor and privilege that not all people get to go into in life.  Some will never understand the sacrifice that men and women make.  One of my favorite quotes that I have implemented into my life reads: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  I want people in the community I serve to remember me for the way that I treated them and for the way that I cared and empathized with them.  I will forever be grateful for Toby Candilora and his commitment.  His story will live on and will always be a part of the Weber State Police Academy Legacy.

One again, I would like to personally thank the Candilora and Jones families and the 10-07 Charitable Fund for helping me and my family.  I also want to thank Director Kotter for sharing this information with all the Weber State Police Academy cadets and letting us know the greatness of this scholarship and how much this means to your family.  God bless you.

Makray Joseph

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