Fallen officer’s friend builds chopper as gift

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsPowers Custom Cycles are built in Powers’ Burbank shop and have been featured in several motorcycle publications, according to the company’s Web site. The presentation coincides with a national tribute to fallen officers in Washington, D.C. The names of 155 officers who died on duty in 2005 will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – A custom motorcycle designer presented a specially designed chopper Friday to the Burbank Police Department in honor of five officers who have died in the line of duty. Mike Powers, owner of Powers Custom Cycles and friend of slain Burbank police Officer Matthew Pavelka, unveiled the motorcycle in a morning ceremony at police headquarters. The cycle was designed in honor of Burbank Officers Luther Colson, Robert Normand, Joseph Wilson, Richard Kunkle and Pavelka, all of whom died in the line of duty. Police officials said Pavelka’s slaying inspired Powers to create a motorcycle that would raise awareness of the sacrifices made by members of the department. The motorcycle is not, however, intended for patrol purposes. last_img

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