Ottawa Police Cpl. Brenden Donahue has been promoted to sergeant following the retirement of Ottawa Police Sgt. Pat Hardy.

Donahue spent 13 years as the school resource officer with Ottawa Elementary School District 141 before being promoted to corporal in October 2016 and now a sergeant. He currently also serves as a board member for the Ottawa Elementary district.

Officer Jim Bell was promoted to corporal following Donahue's promotion. Bell was hired by the Ottawa Police Department in 2005 and has been an active part of the department's patrol unit ever since. Bell will begin supervising one of the department's two night shifts under Donahue.

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