Nichols’ license to carry restored

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Stephen Nichols, shown here after he was returned to his job as a crossing guard, finally received his license to carry back.

The odyssey of crossing guard Stephen Nichols appears to be at an end. On Tuesday morning, Tisbury Police handed Nichols a renewed Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms (LTC), according to Nichols’ attorney Dan Larkosh. Nichols was relieved of his duties as a Tisbury School crossing guard in September, part and parcel with being relieved of his firearms and gun license, after Tisbury Police learned about an alleged threat to the Tisbury School. That threat proved false. 

Nichols was reinstated as a crossing guard in October. But the firearms revocation stood, based on comments Nichols allegedly made about being a danger to himself. In an appeal filed in Edgartown District Court, Larkosh wrote the revocation was “arbitrary and capricious.” In light of the reinstated license, Larkosh said, he will be dismissing the appeal.

Police Chief Mark Saloio, who made the decision to revoke Nichols’ license, refused to comment on the license reinstatement. 

8 COMMENTS

  1. Stephen Nichols must personally the chief and I also think he has done enough to send him packing back off-island!
    We still after all these years have the most laughable and costly department on the island!

  2. The chief refused to comment, that says it all! You were wrong, you essentially mentally tortured an elderly man, you owe him a public apology! You as the chief owe the public an explanation of your reprehensible actions. Hiding behind the badge of the office! If this is the best the chief is going to show in year one then he needs to be done.

  3. Stephen Nichols must personally Sue the chief and I also think he has done enough to send him packing back off-island!
    We still after all these years have the most laughable and costly department on the island!

  4. Beyond the sheer stupidity of the chief’s decisions regarding Mr. Nichols, how much did this escapade cost the taxpayers so far in legal fee’s? Is the town in the proverbial lobster trap to pay Mr. Nichols back for his Attorney’s fee’s???

  5. Oh, give it a rest, people. What Nichols said was wrong. Nichols needs to apologize to the school resource officer. And hasn’t. And I’m not thrilled a guy who can barely see can fire weapons legally again.

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