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With more than 20 years of experience as a patrol officer,John Counter leads the Hazardous Devices Unit withUniversity of Utah Police. In this capacity, Officer Counter is a member of the Salt Lake City Bomb Squad, which is a group of eight officers representing the Salt LakePolice Department, the Salt Lake City International Airport, and the U. Together, this group works to protect the state of Utah from any potentially explosive situation.To be part of this prestigious unit, officers are trained at the FBI Huntsville Hazardous Devices School and the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center in Alabama. There, they learn about the properties and characteristics of hazardous devices, as well as how to defuse bombs


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