The Cherokee County Alabama  Sheriff’s Department, now has a fully-certified Arson Investigator, among their ranks.

Deputy Shawn Rogers – a member of the department since 2005 – recently completed the State of Alabama Fire Investigator Training Program with high marks.

The testing was conducted through the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, for the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Alabama Fire College.

The course provided an in-depth study of fire behavior, accelerants, burn patterns, bombs and explosives – and a study of the mind-set of those who commit arson.