Bryan Police Department
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Tara Arnold 1986-2006

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  Tara Arnold, the daughter of Bryan Police Officer Matthew Arnold,  passed away on October 29, 2006 at the age of 20.  

  Tara touched so many people and she left the world a nicer place than she found it.  

  After Tara’s death family and friends set up a scholarship in her name as an ongoing living memorial. 

  This scholarship provides support to traditional or nontraditional Williams County Ohio students entering a college or university with the intent of pursuing a degree in a law enforcement related field. 

    Additional donations may be sent to, or dropped off at the

  Bryan Police Department    or     F.O.P. Lodge 181
  C/O Matt Arnold                       P.O. Box 7121
  304 West High Street                Bryan Ohio 43506 
  Bryan Ohio 43506

Checks made payable to: Tara Arnold FOP Scholarship Fund

Scholarships awarded to:

School Year High School
2007-2008 Edgerton High School Student
2008-2009 Bryan High School Student
2009-2010 West Unity High School Student
2010-2011 Edgerton High School Student
2011-2012 Bryan High School Student
2012-2013 Pioneer High School Student
2013-2014 Bryan High School Student
2014-2015 One main scholarship issued five small scholarship issued

To apply for the scholarship contact any Williams County Ohio high school.


  • Student must attend or have attended a Williams County High School.
  • Scholarship is open to a traditional student (high school graduating senior) or a non-traditional student (returning after an absence)
  • Student may attend any institution of higher education.
  • Students must be working toward a degree in criminal justice.
  • Scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, fees, supplies, or any other class required expenses.
  • Student must have a 2.5 GPA 

Selection committee:  Representatives from the Captain Custar FOP Lodge 181

Amount of the award: The amount of the award will be determined each year.  

Financial: The scholarship fund is under the control of the Williams County Captain Custar Lodge 181


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