With a knack for recalling details, Gary K. Scott found his niche in police work.
A memorial service for the retired Kenmore Police Department veteran, known as "Scottie," will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, Delaware and Landers roads.
Mr. Scott died unexpectedly Dec. 25 of a heart attack in his Kenmore home. He was 57.
He was born in Johnson City, and the Scott family moved to the Town of Tonawanda in the early 1960s.
Mr. Scott was a 1968 graduate of Kenmore East High School. He graduated in 1970 from Erie Community College, where he studied police science. Later that same year, he joined the Kenmore Police Department.
After 17 years on patrol, he became a detective. He was regarded as a valuable source of information, which was developed from his experience in police work and his wide breadth of personal interests. He was especially knowledgeable about firearms and ammunition and won many marksmanship competitions.
Mr. Scott retired from the Police Department in 2004.
Survivors include his wife, the former Linda Fogarty; two sons, Jeffrey K. and Matthew R.; and a brother, Robert.