2 Leesburg Police Officers Associated with SRO Program Retire


The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Safety and Security Division recently honored two retiring members of the Leesburg Police Department who were associated with the school resource officer (SRO) program.


Sgt. Steve Pebler was the police department’s Traffic Management Unit supervisor (having previously served as SRO supervisor). He retired after 29 years of service to Leesburg. Pebler joined the Leesburg Police Department in 1981 after serving four years in the Air Force and with the Sherwood, Ark., Police Department. During his years with the Leesburg Police Department, he also served as patrol supervisor and Negotiations Team leader.


Officer Mike Buracker served as the school resource officer at Loudoun County High School and Catoctin Elementary. (He also has assisted at other Leesburg schools throughout the years when their primary SRO was on leave.) Buracker joined the Leesburg Police Department in 1991. He also has served as patrol supervisor, detective and as a traffic officer. Buracker was part of a long-standing effort by school resource officers to donate meals and presents to students in need during the Holiday Season.


“On behalf of LCPS, I want to thank Steve and Mike for their outstanding service and dedication in protecting our community,” said LCPS Director of Safety and Security John Clark. “My congratulations and best wishes in retirement.”





Published December 30, 2020