Breaking Stereotypes: Sara Rogers, a Female Firearms Examiner at the Center

Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center

In a recent interview, Dr. Steadman revealed that there are 43 employees at the center, with 34 of them being female. One of the employees, Sara Rogers, a Firearms Examiner at the center, expressed her thoughts on the stereotype that only men would typically be in a position like hers as gun enthusiasts. As a Firearms Examiner, Rogers explained that her primary goal is to analyze ammunition components and determine if they were fired by a particular firearm.

Despite not growing up around firearms and being from a state with heavy regulations on them, Rogers stated that she is not a big lover of firearms but emphasized that it is her job and she takes it seriously. She shared how her job involves examining different types of ammunition components to determine their origin and quality. Rogers also expressed how she takes pride in her work and enjoys helping others by providing accurate results to law enforcement agencies.

Overall, Sara Rogers’ experience as a Firearms Examiner shows that gender does not dictate one’s interest or expertise in this field. Her dedication to her job and commitment to accuracy make her an essential member of the team at the center.

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