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Troy Bouckhuyt, Class of 2004, is shown working with a bomb-diffusing robot during a robotics training event with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.Troy Bouckhuyt, Class of 2004

Troy Bouckhuyt, Class of 2004, was recently featured in a series on local students who have received support from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

Troy, who graduated from Southwestern Central High School and earned a degree in criminal justice from JCC, graduated from the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Academy and is now a deputy sheriff with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. In 2008, he attended the FBI's Hazardous Devices School in Alabama and received his bomb technician certification, becoming one of approximately 2,900 bomb technicians in America. As a member of the Chautauqua County Bomb Squad and SWAT Team, Troy and his unit are responsible for responding to calls involving IEDs, suspicious materials, and explosive substances in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. This is in addition to their primary roles as patrolmen and investigators.

In addition to relevant coursework, students at the Sheriff's Academy also participate in hands-on field training in which they have the opportunity to ride along with current members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Here, Troy is shown working with a bomb-diffusing robot during a robotics training event with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.

To read a full feature article on Troy, click here

 

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:36am
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