Handle With Care
"I don't know if it's gonna go off while I'm holding it," said Alachua County Sheriff's Office Sgt. J.J. Moran.
This wasn't the first time Moran picked up a homemade bomb and destroyed it.
The bomb disposal team does this kind of stuff all the time. But, the question is, "Why would anyone voluntarily do this?"
"People get on the bomb team for different reasons," said Moran. "I do it because it's fun and exciting. That may sound crazy but you go in there and somebody's gotta do it so it might as well be me."
Lieutenant Dan Brisko says he doesn't worry much about his line of work because of the bomb team's training regimen.
"Yeah sometimes we have to go in there, and pick up a device but because of our training and sometimes I guess it's luck we'll handle things that no one else will even get near," said Brinsko.
The team's state of the art equipment doesn't hurt either.
Moran says the bomb team considers it an honor to be the team member who actually handles the explosives.
"It's an honor to go in there," said Moran. "It's like I was saying, somebody's gotta do it so it might as well be me. I have the training and the knowledge to do it so instead of somebody that doesn't know what they're doing getting hurt, then leave it to us."
For most of the rest of us, we have no problem whatsoever leaving bomb disposals to the professionals.
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