A Heartfelt Farewell and Thank You to Jack Rickards!

Director of WSU Law Enforcement Academy Retires

Six years ago, as I sat and contemplated the loss of my son Toby Candilora, I asked myself, “How can we honor his memory?”  He had been gone for over four years.  I closed my eyes and imagined that he was sitting next to me, and I asked him, “What would you want us to do?”  Knowing his passion for law enforcement, I felt inspired to call Weber State University and inquire about a scholarship for the Law Enforcement Academy.

I spoke with Director Jack Rickards, and he explained that there had never been a scholarship in the Academy. We agreed to meet.  At that meeting, we forged a wonderful working relationship.  We organized a Toby Candilora WSU Law Enforcement Scholarship. To date, we have endowed the scholarship as well as awarded thirteen (13) scholarships.  This has been made possible because of Jack’s commitment to the Academy, his knowledge of law enforcement, and a partnership that has meant so much to our 10-07 Charitable Fund non-profit organization.

Jack recently announced his retirement.  While we are excited for his and Margaret’s new Idaho adventure, we will miss his supporting tutelage that we have never taken for granted. Jack and Margaret, I hope that you know how much both of you will be missed!  Thank you for sharing our vision and helping us honor Toby’s memory, and in the process, give back to our community.  Your undying support over the years has meant more than you will ever know!

All the best,

Robyn Jones and extended 10-07 Charitable Fund Family and Friends

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