Officer Rask has been with the UT Police System for approximately six years. He is a member of the System Rapid Response Team, Bike Patrol, Special Response Team, Honor Guard, Counter Assault Strike Team, and is a Rape Aggression Defense Instructor and Hostage Negotiator. He takes pride in his work with UTPD and always gives 100% in every task. His goal each day when he starts a shift is to make a difference in at least one person’s life. In these efforts, he has won two life saving awards.
Rask was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina, and later moved to Alabama where he finished high school and attended the University of Montevallo. He opened a gym and personal training studio while he attended the Jefferson County Sheriffs Academy. He worked as a police officer in Alabama, and later spent some time living abroad in Perth, Australia, before moving to his new home in Austin, Texas.
In his spare time, Officer Rask enjoys shark fishing and conservation, working on cars, and spending time outdoors with his wife, daughter, and son. He has a passion for protecting animals and people and loves to do so in all aspects of life.