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By David Martin

Kids learn fingerprint science


David Martin

Anson Middleton lightly dusts the surface of a table to reveal a fingerprint.

Fingerprinting is half hard science, half delicate art and one of the oldest tools used by a police department to track down criminals.

Students attending the Green River Police Department's junior academy Thursday afternoon were given an opportunity to learn how fingerprinting works and practice dusting for and removing prints as evidence.

Fingerprints work as a tool to identify possible suspects because each print is unique.

"No two have ever been documented as the same," Cpl. Det. Karl Bode told students. "It's just a tool we use. The more tools, the better."

The 11 students involved wit...

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