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New Thurmont Police Officer sworn in

Sarah Harrington

(6/19) At the June 9th Town Meeting the Thurmont Police Department welcomed a new member to its department. Thurmont resident Brian Donovan was sworn into the department.

Donovan is a local resident of Thurmont and has lived there for the past 24 years. Donovan attended every school in Thurmont and graduated from Catoctin High School in 2005.

Donovan comes from a family of service workers. His father is a police officer for Greenbelt City and has been for 30 years and Donovanís brother is a Career Firefighter for Frederick County. "You could say itís in my blood to work in this field." announced Donovan.

In 2012 Donovan was hired to work for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police in Prince Georgeís County. He attended the Prince Georgeís County Academy where he graduated in 2013.

Donovan volunteers his time at the Guardian Hose Company in Thurmont where he is a volunteer Firefighter. One of the things Donovan loves the most is being able to help the citizens in the town that he lives in.

Thurmont Police Chief Gregory Eyler introduced Donovan to the board at the June 9th Town Meeting. Eyler gave the board a little background on Donovan then invited Mayor Kinnaird to swear Donovan in. Following Eylerís invitation, Mayor Kinnaird swore Donovan into the department. Donovanís parents accompanied him to share the honor. Donovan says the ceremony was nice but he did not expect it to happen at the meeting.

Donovan has been enjoying working for the Thurmont Police Department and sees himself having a long future there. He enjoys being able to go to work every day and learn from the many officers who have been there for years. Donovan appreciates the lessons he learns through the experiences that the other officers have to share.

Now that Donovan has been sworn in to the department he is able to begin his field training.

The Thurmont Police Department is still looking for more officers. Those interested can visit the Police Department section of the Thurmont website.

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