HONORING OFFICER MATTHEW PAVELKA: 20th Year Commemoration
November 15, 2023 | 2:30pm
Johnny Carson Park
The Burbank Police Foundation is set to host a poignant event to honor the enduring memory of Officer Matthew Pavelka. In 2003, Officer Pavelka tragically lost his life to gun violence while responding to a request for backup from fellow Officer Greg Campbell, who was gravely wounded. The community was left reeling from this devastating loss. In a heartfelt tribute, the foundation will unveil a commemorative plaque and dedicate a flagpole in Officer Pavelka’s honor, ensuring that his selfless service and sacrifice continue to be remembered and cherished by all.