MPD Bomb Squad holds a training day

by: Battle of Tatiana

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MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Nearly a week ago, a pipe bomb was discovered at the Ector County Courthouse and was safely deactivated. Following the incident, the Midland Police Department’s Bomb Squad held a training session for media personnel to emphasize the importance of detecting and disabling explosive devices.

Members of the MPD Bomb Squad team told us that it takes a lot of mental and physical preparation to play a vital role in keeping the community safe. Lt. Rackow shared that bomb squad training happens year-round and as new devices are created, his team always finds ways to hone their skills.

Our ABC Big 2’s Tatiana Battle was able to get a taste of what it takes to be part of the MPD Bomb Squad.

“In the bomb community, we always say it’s a device until it’s proven it’s not a device. And that’s where x-ray tools come in. game. Being able to x-ray a backpack or a box or whatever, allows us to determine if there’s anything inside that would be a real explosive device, says the MPD Bomb Squad.

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