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Bomb Demolition Training


The Lexington County Sheriff's Department in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is conducting a three-day class for local law enforcement personnel at the Lexington County Firing Range, near South Congaree.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said that instructors with the FBI and the Lexington County Sheriff's Department Explosive Ordinance Demolition (EOD) team are conducting safety training for local law enforcement personnel on handling explosive devices.

The training is being conducted at the Lexington County Firing Range, located at 357 Landfill Lane, near South Congaree. Citizens in the surrounding area will likely hear explosives being detonated during this training, Metts said. There is no need for alarm or concern. The training will conclude on the evening of Friday, March 22, Metts said.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department Explosive Ordinance Demolition Team was founded in 1975. The Lexington County Sheriff's Department EOD team has averaged about 80 calls per year for concerns related to explosive devices since that time. Lexington County Sheriff's Deputy and EOD team leader, Colonel Mel Seboe, is the longest serving bomb demolition expert in the world, Metts said.



 


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10/06/2014 - White Knoll Business Coalition Open House  
09/29/2014 - Man Arrested for Robbing Two Convenience Stores and Trying to Rob One Discount Store  
09/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
09/23/2014 - Man Charged with Burglary  
09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  
09/22/2014 - Investigators Seek Citizens' Help in Investigating 2009 Murder  
09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
08/19/2014 - Detectives Arrest Two Men for Stealing One Motor Vehicle and Stealing Items from Four Motor Vehicles  
08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
08/07/2014 - Aviation Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle During National Night Out  
08/04/2014 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Heroin Trafficking  
07/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Two Deputies  
07/28/2014 - Homeland Protection Certification  


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