Eager officer-to-be needs a judge's ruling to fulfil dream

A Kamloops judge says he needs more information before weighing in on whether a Williams Lake man who was pardoned for a robbery he committed 20 years ago should have his firearms prohibition overturned in his quest to become a police officer

A Kamloops judge says he needs more information before weighing in on whether a Williams Lake man who was pardoned for a robbery he committed 20 years ago should have his firearms prohibition overturned in his quest to become a police officer.

Terrence Fehr was handed a lifetime ban on prohibited and restricted weapons following a robbery conviction in Manitoba in 1999.

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After serving his sentence, he was granted a full pardon in 2008 and has since settled in Williams Lake.

Despite his pardon, Fehr’s firearms ban remains on the books.

Defence lawyer Richard Kaiser said in court that Fehr has led “an exemplary life” in the years since his conviction.

Fehr’s firearms ban came up during his RCMP application process.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand was slated to give a decision on the application last Friday, but told lawyers he wants to hear additional submissions before making a decision.

Lawyers will return to court to set a date for the next hearing.

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