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Citizens academy: Week 7

April 30, 2013 - Jill Gosche

Tonight's citizens academy class through Tiffin Police Department featured a mock crime scene.

Upon arriving at the scene, we found bullet casings, blood, alcohol bottles, a coat, a boot print and a deceased victim (a dummy). We surveyed the scene, took photographs, marked evidence and dusted for fingerprints.

It was interesting to use black dusting powder to make fingerprints evident; I successfully dusted a hand print on a paint bucket we found at the scene.

I found myself trying to solve the mystery of exactly what had occurred, and it was interesting to hear of various scenarios that could have happened. It was eye-opening to hear of one particular scenario that I never would have imagined.

Tonight, I learned not to make assumptions and to remain open-minded about situations. Sometimes, situations are not what they seem.



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