Donnie began his career in Law Enforcement as a Dispatcher for the City of Borger. He then attended the Police Academy and began working as a Patrolman for the Borger Police Department. Two years into his career, he attended the 131st All service Recruit School for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Upon graduation, he began working as a State Trooper, stationed in the Panhandle for 10 years. Donnie returned to the Borger Police Department in 2016, where he was assigned to the Motors Unit. Donnie was appointed Chief of the Borger Police Department and began his tenure as Chief of Police in January of 2022.