Second 10-07 Fund Scholarship Recipient Graduates Today
WSU Law Enforcement Academy cadets graduate today, just days after supporting the 10-07 Charitable Fund 5K Walk/Run and BBQ.
Ann Ferguson is the second recipient of the 10-07 Fund Scholarship, the first scholarship offered at the Weber State University Law Enforcement Academy in its more than 30 years in operation. Ferguson was among the eight cadets who joined us at the second annual 10-07 Charitable Fund 5K and BBQ. In an interview the day of the race, Ferguson expressed wonder at the difference one person can make through the profession.
Ferguson noted feeling well prepared for work as an officer after engaging in the academy’s mix of instruction and scenario practice. Robert Jackson, the first 10-07 Fund Scholarship recipient and an officer with the Roy Police Department confirmed that sentiment.
Today’s graduation is the culmination of an eight and a half month program designed to prepare candidates to lead and serve in their communities. WSU Law Enforcement Academy Director Jack Rickards notes that, particularly in small towns, enforcing the law means leading by example when in uniform, through the way an officer lives his or her life, and through active engagement in the community.
We saw the officers and cadets exemplify that ethic at the 10-07 Fund 5K. They not only volunteered to provide security, they helped with set-up and connected with race participants during and after the race. Officer Jackson was a race front runner this year, and recruited both race-mates and corporate sponsors for the cause.
Thank you and congratulations graduates!