|Deputy Norred talked about the history of fingerprinting|
The practical portion of the presentation involved the Scouts using an ink pad and fingerprint cards to take impressions of all ten of their fingers. Next, Deputy Norred showed the Scouts how to lift fingerprints off of objects at a crime scene. Using a brush and graphite powder, she successfully lifted the prints from several scouts including one from a bullet that she allowed Will to handle.
|A bullet is dusted for prints|
|Will's fingerprint successfully pulled from the bullet|
Deputy Norred also shared stories from her fourteen years in law enforcement and patiently answered questions about subjects such as pepper spray and stun guns. She even allowed the Scouts to handle her baton but resisted calls to demonstrate her Taser on one of them. The boys enjoyed the opportunity to earn a merit badge in such a fun and interesting way. Many thanks to Deputy Norred and Sheriff Jay Jones for giving us this opportunity.
|Michael shows off his skill with a baton|
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