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Hazardous devices investigators honored

May. 05, 2013 @ 11:19 PM

ASHLAND -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms presented certificates of appreciation last week to four members of the Kentucky State Police Hazardous Devices Unit, stemming from an explosion in an Ashland parking garage in 2011.

Hazardous devices supervisor Jackey Edwards and hazardous devices investigators James Adkins, Hilton Hastings and Channce Dawdy were presented certificates at state police headquarters in Frankfort.

The four responded as part of a joint investigation to an explosion July 28, 2011, in the 1200 block of Bath Avenue in Ashland.

Thomas Keith Biederman, 52, of Russell, Ky., was convicted of putting a pipe bomb in his wife's car, injuring her. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison for criminal attempt to commit murder and use of a weapon of mass destruction.

The explosion injured Janie Biederman, who was treated at an Ashland hospital for burns and cuts and released. The bomb exploded when she started her convertible.

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