Retired Somerville Police Officer Nicholas Stiles Suffers Major Heart Attack

By William Tauro


Nicholas Stiles’s condition is improving everyday and he sends his best regards to all as he and his family begin their long journey with his recovery.


This past week retired former Ward 1 Community Somerville Police Officer Nicholas Stiles suffered a major heart attack in Florida.

Stiles suffered the medical emergency on a Florida beach where his aorta shredded and was transported to the Bethesda Hospital East located Boynton Beach, Florida where then later transported by medical helicopter to the JFK Medical Center that’s located in Lakewood Florida where he underwent eight hours of heart surgery where Stiles remains in stable condition.

A shredded aorta means that the main artery of the body, supplying oxygenated blood to the circulatory system. In humans it passes over the heart from the left ventricle and runs down in front of the backbone.

Former Ward 1 Alderman Bill Roche said in an interview that “ Officer Nicholas Stiles did a great job as the Ward 1 community police officer and that everybody knows and respected him in the community as well as somebody that everyone trusted and that he wishes him well and a speedy recovery!”

Officer Stiles is expected to recover and is expected to receive 6-8 weeks of recovery period.

Officer Stiles was honored in 2010 regarding his efforts in enriching the quality of life for the residents of the City of Somerville then later retired from the Somerville Police Department in 2013.

43 thoughts on “Retired Somerville Police Officer Nicholas Stiles Suffers Major Heart Attack”

  1. Nicky you truly are a strong soul. You dealt with so much craziness as a police officer. You can and will get through this. All the Cremone’s are sending lots of prayers. Get better my friend! XOXO

    1. Hey Nicky I pray for a fast recovery. You may not remember me I’m chippy chidos granddaughter Cathy from Kay n chips Davis square my whole family wishes you well we’re all saying prayers for you. Get well soon love you

  2. Nick,
    So sad to hear about this!! prayers🙏 being sent from my family to you and yours, Get well Soon Nicky!

  3. 🙏 My prayers go out to Off Stiles. My late husband Lt John Jones gave him a nickname of “Tricky Nicky” when they worked together years ago. They had mutual respect for one another as my sons & I have shared as well. Speedy recovery Nick 💙👍🙏

  4. Nicky we are on your side get better Brother you are the Florida / Aruba retired person.

  5. That fact that he even survived this is a testament to Nick’s toughness. I’ve known and worked with him for close to 40 years and figure he’ll be back doing details next year. Godspeed, Nick.

  6. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way to a healthy recovery. Hoping to see you in Maine.

  7. I hope you have a good ride on the road to recovery. We look forward to seeing you back in the Ville. All the best get well soon.

  8. Prayers to Nick and his family, hard to believe he ride his bike around town all the time making friends in the community businesses such as the Holiday Inn. Thank you for the smiles you brought to many , get well soon 💪💪💪💪

  9. Best of luck my friend during your recovery! I’m in Florida for the winter gives me a call when you are up to it

  10. Sending our prayers to Nick and his family, he was one great police officer. From Dube-Bullerwell family

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