Col. O’Donnell honored by FBI Boston

Photo: FBI Boston
Photo: FBI Boston

BOSTON (WPRI) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston office took some time Tuesday to honor Col. Steven O’Donnell, who retired as head of the Rhode Island State Police in September.

FBI Boston sent out a tweet thanking O’Donnell for his years of support and partnership and congratulating him on his retirement.

After 30 years in law enforcement and six years as Rhode Island’s top cop, O’Donnell’s last day on the job was Sept. 23.

O’Donnell won’t be sitting idly, however. He’s since been named the CEO of the Greater Providence YMCA as well as Eyewitness News’ law enforcement analyst.

Earlier this month, Gov. Gina Raimondo tapped Capt. Ann Assumpico as O’Donnell’s successor, making her the first ever woman to lead the state police department.

Col. Assumpico announced her first actions as superintendent on Monday, promoting four members of her command staff.