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Vol. 51, No. 17 August 27, 1999
[Sandia National Laboratories]

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0165    ||   Livermore, California 94550-0969
Tonopah, Nevada; Nevada Test Site; Amarillo, Texas

Riverside Mayor honors Chris Cherry devices
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Chris Cherry (15322) has worked with Riverside PD Officer Vic Poisson for 15 years to develop advanced bomb-disablement technology that helps keep bomb techs at a safe distance when they disable bombs.

In 1997, for instance, Poisson developed for Sandia a radio-controlled mobile robot, called "Chuck Wagon," that delivers reconnaissance and bomb disablement equipment to the side of a suspected bomb.

Following Theodore Kaczynski's arrest in April 1996, the FBI called Chris, Poisson, and Sandia's Rod Owenby (15322) to Kazcynski¹s remote Montana cabin to carefully disable "Device Number Seventeen," the Unabomber's final yet-unmailed bomb. Later, in Albuquerque, President Clinton formally recognized their contributions.

"Riverside PD has one of the most progressive, technologically advanced bomb squads in the country," says Chris. "We are proud to work with Vic and his colleagues to protect the lives of bomb techs."

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