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Upstate officer laid to rest after 40 years of service

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Sergeant Brian Donnelly Sergeant Brian Donnelly

An officer who served almost four decades with law enforcement in the Upstate will be laid to rest on Thursday.

Sergeant Brian Donnelly started his career with the Bob Jones University Public Safety and served with them for over 16 years before eventually becoming a full-time deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office in 1989.

In August of 2002, Donnelly was promoted to sergeant with the sheriff's office.

Donnelly was recognized as South Carolina's Crime Prevention Officer of the year twice, according to the sheriff's office, and served on numerous community boards that addressed homelessness, domestic violence and child advocacy issues.

The sheriff's office also recognized Donnelly for many other accomplishments and awards.

The funeral will be held at Heritage Bible Church 2005 Old Spartanburg Rd. in Greer on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm. The burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery located at 1901 Wade Hampton Blvd. in Greenville. 

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