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UPDATE: Chief of Tomah Police Department retires Friday

Police Chief Mark Nicholson retired after 31 years with the Tomah Police Department
Chief Mark Nicholson will retire after 31 years with the Tomah Police Department, effective...
Chief Mark Nicholson will retire after 31 years with the Tomah Police Department, effective April 9, 2021.(Tomah Police Department)
Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 11:18 AM CST
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TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) - Tomah Chief of Police Mark Nicholson posted a farewell message to Facebook on Friday, his final day after a 31-year tenure with the Tomah Police Department.

In the post, Nicholson offered his thanks to the community and the department for their support during his career.

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to work for the City of Tomah my entire law enforcement career,” wrote Nicholson.

Last Call…… Today is the day; after 31 + years of service with the Tomah Police Department today is my last day. It is...

Posted by Tomah Police Department on Friday, April 9, 2021

Nicholson, a native of nearby New Lisbon, Wis., was appointed to the post of Chief of Police on January 15, 2014. He began his career as a patrol officer in the Tomah Police Department in 1990.

“It is a day that a young officer can’t imagine because retirement is so far away, and the day than an old officer can’t believe is here,” wrote Nicholson.

The Tomah Police and Fire Commission is expected to name Nicholson’s replacement soon.

TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) - After 31 years working for the Tomah Police Department, Police Chief Mark Nicholson has decided to retire.

Nicholson made the announcement on Friday, thanking the Tomah community in a Facebook post.

“I am honored to say that I have worked my entire law enforcement career in Tomah,” he wrote.

After starting as a patrol officer in 1990, Nicholson moved up the ranks until becoming Police Chief over seven years ago.

Nicholson wrote in the post that he intended to work in Tomah for a few years once he started, but decided to stay with the Tomah Police Department long-term.

“It was difficult to find a better community than Tomah to live in and be a part of,” wrote Nicholson.

Chief Nicholson says that his retirement will be effective April 9, 2021.

After 31 years of service with the Tomah Police Department I have announced that I will be retiring effective April 9,...

Posted by Tomah Police Department on Friday, March 12, 2021

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