Congratulations to Ellsworth High School alumni Nick Bagley who was sworn in as the City of Ellsworth's newest police officer on Thursday, June 10th.

Photo Ellsworth Police Department via Facebook

Bagley  recently completed One Station Unit Training for the National Guard and will be attending the Criminal Justice Academy in the near future. Pictured with Nick is his mother Stacey and father Corey, a Lieutenant with the Sheriffs Department.  Also in the picture are City Manager Glenn Moshier and City Clerk Heidi Grindle

Last year during the pandemic I was driving a car that didn't have a license plate, as the motor vehicle departments were closed for an extended period of time. I had the letter from the Secretary of State's office explaining that it was legal to drive without a license plate, but it felt so odd doing so. The amount of times that I drive back and forth from Bangor to Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, I just kept waiting to be pulled over. A couple of times I had state troopers behind me and I kept waiting for the blue lights.

It never happened until driving from Ellsworth to Southwest Harbor when I was pulled over by Nick! He was working for the Bar Harbor/Mount Desert Island Police Department and he pulled me over. I had to laugh at the irony, that I had made it that long before being pulled over by someone who I had called basketball, soccer and baseball games. He was professional and I know he will do a great job for the citizens of Ellsworth