Military Ordnance Detonated
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 26, 2013 the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Office out of Wichita that they had a tip of some military ordnance at a residence in Sawyer. This office responded to the residence and secured the area. The McConnell Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Team was notified and responded to our assistance.
The ordnance which was old military ordnance was disposed of at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Pratt County Property. At no time was the public in danger. No evacuations were necessary even to the residents of the home where the ordnance was found. The address of the residence or names of the occupants will not be released.
The incident was investigated by the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office.