The Family’s Profession: Fourth Generation Police Officer Joins Belmont PD

Photo: Officer Brian O’Donovan being sworn in by Town Clerk Ellen Cushman.

Brian O’Donovan today has joined the family profession.

On Monday, Nov. 7, with his parents Michael and Kerry O’Donovan, police and town officials in attendance, Belmont native Brian O’Donovan was sworn in as a Belmont Police officer by Town Clerk Ellen Cushman in a formal ceremony held at the Belmont Gallery of Art in the Homer Building.

O’Donovan is the fourth generation public safety officer in his family – his father is a Boston University Police Officer and his grandfather, John R., was a Lt. Col. in the Massachusetts State Police and Chief of the MBTA Police – joining the department his great grandfather, John R. Sr., served.

On Friday, Nov. 4, O’Donovan graduated after a 27-week intensive academy program hosted by the Lowell Police Academy.

O’Donovan is a 2009 graduate of Belmont High School where he played hockey. He joined the US Maines in 2010.

Assistant Chief James MacIsaac and Lt. Kristin Daley represented the Police Department, and Town Administrator David Kale attended the ceremony.

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