Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Leo Pavlak

South St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, August 30, 1933

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Reflections for Patrolman Leo Pavlak

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 30, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Pavlak.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I am sure you are proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 21, 2013

I have been reading about the law enforcement officers the Barker gang was responsible for killing. This is so sad and unnecessary for the coldness of it. Your loved one has been gone for years now, but his story does touch others still. Please accept my sincere sympathy and honor for this wonderful man.

L'rell Terrell

August 17, 2012

My grandfather, Leo Pavlak, was remembered yesterday by our family as we gathered for Easter dinner. His daughter Eleanor's only child and I, one of Robert's children, talked about him and his wife Pauline and the sorrow of never having known either of them. In our family there have been four direct descendants of Leo and Pauline in police work and two more added through marriage.

Susan Pavlak
Leo's grandaughter

April 9, 2012

he was a great guy even though i didn't know him


great grandaughter

April 6, 2007

You will never be forgotten. We will always be grateful for what you did for us, no matter how much time passes. This is 2003, and your story is still told. I hope your family has been doing well, and knows the tremendous support offered to police survivors. Rest in peace, hero.

Pat
Baltimore, MD

August 29, 2003

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