ARAPHAOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 would like to congratulate a bomb technician with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office who recently took second place in a national competition!

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“Last week, Deputy Shay took 2nd place in the 2019 USBTA Top Bomb Technician/Critical Skills Challenge in Florida,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook on Friday. “He competed with 27 other bomb techs.”

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“They’re constantly training to keep you safe,” the sheriff’s office stated. “The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has some of the most highly-trained bomb technicians in the country.”

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Despite earning this impressive honor, the deputy’s full identity cannot be released — just his first name. That’s why we’re not showing his face.

(credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff)

Nevertheless, we want to congratulate this local hero on his impressive accomplishment and honor his service to our community!

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