Bremerton’s newest police officer, Trevor Donnelly, was sworn in by Bremerton Municipal Court Judge James Docter during last week’s city council meeting.
Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan told the council that Donnelly wanted to become a police officer at a young age after a Kirkland police officer came to give a presentation to his class about the DARE program.
“As a former DARE officer myself, it’s especially gratifying to know that outreach continues to pay dividends,” Strachan said.
Donnelly grew up in Kirkland and recently moved to Bremerton. He attended Walla Walla University where he earned a degree in U.S. history in 2012. During the 2008-2009 school year, he lived on a 13-square-mile atoll in the Marshall Islands where he taught sixth-graders and spear-fished.
Donnelly enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, shooting, architecture, restoring his motorcycle and walking his Chihuahua-Dachshund mix.
Donnelly was joined by his mother and his brother for the swearing-in ceremony at city hall last week.