Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

State Park Ranger I Patricia M. Scully

California Department of Parks and Recreation, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 6, 1976

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Reflections for State Park Ranger I Patricia M. Scully

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 6, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Riding I'm the 2015 Police Unity Tour in honor of Patricia. Rest in peace

Lt. John Scully (Ret.)
Paramus Police NJ

May 9, 2015

Such a senseless loss of life for someone so young who undoubtedly would have contributed so much to the California State Parks system.

San Gregorio Beach Patron

San Gregorio Beach Patron
San Gregorio Beach Patron

June 2, 2013

The dedication of part of Highway 31 was fabulous. The family was humbled by the 57 people, many of them California State Park Peace Officers and other Law Enforcement personnel, who showed up, sharing personal stories about her life and how she had impacted them. It truly showed us how wonderful the California State Park Peace Officer family is and we welcome them to our family as they welcomed us to theirs. Bravo!!!!

Thomas Edholm
Brother in law

June 2, 2013

A section of California State Highway One, was dedicated to State Park Peace Officer Patricia M. Scully, June 1, 2013.

Sate Park Peace Officer, Paul Olson
State Of California, Department of Parks and Recreation

June 1, 2013

Rest In Peace Ranger Scully, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 6, 2013

Ranger Scully your sacrifice will never be forgotten in my mind. The Coast HWY south of Half Moon Bay California has seen far to many innocent people killed by criminal Drunk drivers.

I too worked that HWY as a young State Park Ranger ...and was almost killed by a drunk driver who demolished my patrol vehicle on a hot August night in 1982. By the grace of God we go forth, rest in peace Ranger Skully.

State Park Ranger Retired
California State Parks

October 19, 2012

Ranger Scully,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your family and loved ones, i wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It angers me that the drunken driver who killed you was only sentenced to a year in prison.


United States Border Patrol

May 6, 2012

Today you are remebered....Thank you for your service Ranger Scully..RIP...You are a true hero....


May 6, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 6, 2010

Rest in Peace, Ranger Scully. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 6, 2009

Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. The punishment dealt out by the courts was not nearly enough for someone taking your life. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my sister.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 6, 2009



May 7, 2008

Keep resting easy Sister knowing I thought of you each time I took another impaired driver to jail. God Bless All

Calif Hwy Patrol.Ret.

May 6, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

I was a training officer for Pat and she was one of the best public servants I ever knew. We all need to remember her sacrifice in the service of others. She cared -- we will remember.

Steve Treanor So. Cal Division Chief Ret
California Dept of Parks and Recreation

February 6, 2007

Such a beautiful young woman, taken from us because of one person did not care about others. Plus to add insult, the punishment he received for causing so much pain to those that love you was not enough. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. Laws have changed and hopefully in the State of California justice is served better today than it was over two decades ago in your case. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 5, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Scully. Please continue to watch over us.

Major Curtis Gibson
US Army

January 17, 2007

Always remembering our fallen brother and sister officers.

Delaware State Police

September 5, 2006

The sentence was far too lenient.May Our Lord Bless and Keep you, May He shine His Face upon you.May you Rest in Peace.

May 6, 2006

Such a beautiful, and too young of a woman to leave so soon. The only relief is knowing that todays laws against drunk drivers are much tougher. You did not deserve to die so young and in that manner over someone else poor choices. Bless you.

September 3, 2005

Peace to you, Patricia.


February 21, 2005

Officer Scully---


Somewhere a cry is heard in the dark,
A wayward bird sings sweetly in the park,
Somewhere a flower’s fragrance lingers,
As someone’s dreams slips through their fingers.

Somewhere a baby’s cry is stilled,
And with joy someone’s heart is filled,
Somewhere a life sees its earthly end,
While another’s heart is on the mend.

Somewhere someone prayers amidst the storm,
While another seeks shelter to be warm,
Somewhere someone walks through life unknown,
While love still awaits someone alone.

January 2, 2005

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