Detective Patrick Lawrence Scribner, 40 years of age, died in his Key West home on the morning of October 11th of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Detective Scribner graduated from the Florida Keys Institute of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy in 1988. He went on to work for the Sheriff's Office for three years, taking a leave of absence in 1991 to further his education. He returned to the Sheriff's Office in May of 1999 and worked as a deputy, transferring to the Detective Division in March of 2003. He was a member of the Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team.

On October 16th at 9:30 a.m., a memorial service was held at the Sheriff's Office Administration Building. Photos of the event, and of Patrick, are posted below.