Vic is a native of Macon County and a 1984 graduate of Macon County High. Following graduation he attended Vol State Community College in Gallatin. After working at AVCO Aircraft in Nashville, Vic decided he would like to pursue a career in which he could help his community, and 1986 and 1987 found him working with the Macon County Ambulance Service, Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department, and the Macon County Rescue Squad.
With the experience and the desire to continue in a field where he could help people, he took a full time position with the Wilson County Civil Defense while continuing to work with the Ambulance Service, volunteer fire department and rescue squad in Macon County.
In January 1989 Vic was accepted to the THP Trooper Academy; after graduating he received his first duty station - Road trooper in Van Buren County, TN.
This began his fifteen year career as a Tennessee State Trooper. In 1991 he was transferred to Smith County where he stayed for two and half years. in April 1994 Vic was again transferred, this time to Nashville to work on the Governor's security detail. After just eight months he was promoted to sergeant and remained on the governor's staff for three years.
In January 1999 Vic received a one year special assignment in Washington, D.C., assigned to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Traffic Law Enforcement Division. His duties consisted of conducting a comprehensive analysis of patrol car crashes nationwide. He was the 46th trooper from the United States to complete the assignment and the only trooper from Tennessee to have the honor.
After his one year special duty assignment, Vic again received a promotion. This time to lieutenant supervisor over the Planning & Research Division of THP in Nashville. After about six months he received a transfer to road Lieutenant, supervising 24 troopers in Davidson and Robertson counties and supervising special assignments in Nashville.
January 2002 Vic was again stationed, this time to his home town, being assigned as Trooper Lieutenant. He was in charge of supervising troopers in Macon, Trousdale, Smith, and Dekalb counties.
Last year, Feb. 2003, Donoho was again promoted. His new title was Administrative Lieutenant working under Captain John Eldridge in the Cookeville District.
This year marks another milestone for Trooper Donoho, his 15th year of service. He was presented with an award by Captain John Eldridge who stated, "It is a privilege and honor to present this recognition of 15 years service to Lt. Donoho. I really appreciate the hard work and long hours he puts in, not just for me but for the Cookeville District. I can not think of any other person I would rather have had to work by my side than Vic Donoho. He makes my job as captain look easy." He went on to say, "Vic and I have developed a close friendship over the 15 years that we have known each other. I am glad that I can call him my friend."
Vic is married to Christy Stone Donoho and is the father of two daughters, Chloe, age 2, and Kailen, age 5 months. He is the son of Glen H. and Polly Donoho of Lafayette.