He was born on 4 October, 1939, in Zlín. He was a driller of oil and gas wells by profession. Since 1958, he served in the border guard. He graduated from a NCO school in Lipová near Šluknov and later attended a military school of the border guard in Bruntál. Thereafter he served with the 9th brigade of the border guard in Domažlice. He was stationed in several companies of the border guard, such as Lesní Louka, Bystřice, and Maxov. He also worked as the quartermaster of the brigade in Domažlice. After his dismissal from the border guard, he made a living as a driver in the national company Zelenina, (“Vegetables”), in Plzeň. Since 1980, he worked as a security officer at the District Institute of National Health in Domažlice. In 1990, he joined the border guard, (transformed to the border-protection authority), again, serving at its headquarters in Domažliceích as a deputy for social and personal affairs and a spokesman. After the border guard was dissolved in 1992, he transferred to the immigration police. He retired in 2000.