The UA Little Rock School of Criminal Justice is encouraging people to purchase raffle tickets to raise money for student scholarships. The event also serves to memorialize the contributions of Rob Williams and other fallen law enforcement officers.
The Rob Williams Raffle is named in honor of Williams, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) who was earning a master’s degree in criminal justice at UA Little Rock. He was killed in the line of duty in 1993.
During his time at ATF, Williams was recognized for his contributions to several investigations and his work in training officers to handle explosives. He was also involved in raising funds and awareness for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas.
The raffle funds will go toward a scholarship for criminal justice students at UA Little Rock and Special Olympics Arkansas. The scholarship supports four to six criminal justice students each year.
Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at this website. Prizes will be drawn at 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Steve Landers Cowboy Mitsubishi in Little Rock, but you do not need to be present to win. Prizes include a private duck hunt, private goose hunt, Yeti 65 14.3 gallon cooler, golf package, UA Little Rock game tickets, and more.