Burbank Police Officers Association Remembers Fallen Officers


November 15, 2012, marked the ninth anniversary of Officer Matthew Pavelka’s death while responding to Officer Gregory Campbell’s call for backup. Both officers were wounded and transported to a local hospital, where Officer Pavelka died during surgery. Officer Pavelka had been in the field as a police officer for just ten months.

Members of the Burbank Police Officers’ Association commemorated the day by paying their respects to Officer Pavelka and the four other Burbank Police Officers who have given their lives in line of duty by wearing dress uniforms and laying a wreath next to the Guardian Statue in front of Police / Fire Headquarters.