Radek Kovar was born roughly near the moment of formal independence for the former soviet republic Chernarus, with a semi-tough childhood. As a new state sees the horizon, so does a new human being. The upbringing was tough. While in secure social or economic situation, the father didn't give him an overly care-free time and made sure the son would be on track. The world was tough and while there was no abuse, the father would make sure to instil certain values nevertheless as a stern police officer. Mother worked for the government in a regional administration. The path his father laid out was already clear for the growing up person named Pavel Sturm: Follow the footsteps - or at least do something for the people. Without major issues school was completed - again thanks to a stern guiding father and it was then when he'd be off to join police. After training and passing, the core district was Miroslavl and upon need, the surrounding area.
Even the civil war early on in his career didn't put a dent in it and he continued (or was able to continue), luckily not targeted during the chaos and not sorted out afterwards like some others higher up the chain of command and in government. Did he like it? Heck no. But one had to adapt to survive and he eventually found a liking to the job, despite the regime change. While some replaced higher ups were pro-socialist, and later on with integration into the Russian Federation, pro-Russian, many of his seasoned colleagues and superiors in the field had witnessed the old Chernarus and often spoke about old times. The new uniforms come post-integration were nice and he liked his job, but he often wondered how things would've been or turned out if Chernarus remained its own country - without socialist interference or Russian integration.
He liked the job despite the political changes. But the liking would be put to the test eventually - with the outbreak and worsening of the situation.