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.