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Local receives national honor

20 December 2006

Kingston, Tenn. — Shawn Hughes of Midtown, Tn., a former Police Officer and Bomb Technician, and current Special Projects Consultant was presented an award Monday.

Shawn Hughes displaying his certificate and pin in front of a bomb disposal trailer.
A member of the prestigious International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, Hughes recently was recognized for reaching his ten year membership mark.

He was presented with a Certificate of Achievement, a recognition pin, and a letter of commendation from the Regional Director.

Hughes is well-known nationally for his work and contributions to the field, including being requested to write articles for some of the most recognizable national magazines, authoring two books, writing a monthly column for the largest Law Enforcement Community Website online and providing advice and direction to Federal, State and local agencies and contractors.

Hughes said that he enjoyed being an IABTI member, and was very proud of his longetivity achievement award. He went on to say that no matter how busy he was he would always make himself available to local agencies needing help.

About the author

Shawn Hughes is an often controversial veteran Patrol Officer and Bomb Technician who now works for a Federal agency, but still consults for various agencies and private corporations when he isn’t writing or teaching. His articles have been published in three countries on two continents. He's written for the majority of law enforcement publications in the US, including the NTOA’s Tactical Edge, the IABTI’s Detonator, SWAT, Police, and others. His second book, on obtaining a job in Law Enforcement, is out now, with a third on lock technology in development. He can be reached at srh@esper.com .
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