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Patrick W. "Ricko" Desmond
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1980
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2008
Atlanta
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA

Patrick W. Desmond died at age 28.

Survived by parents Patrick C. Desmond and Mary Colleen Desmond. Parents called Rick and Colleen per obituary. His father was a United States military officer, Major Patrick C. Desmond, US Army Special Forces, retired.

He was also survived by sisters Jaime and Julie, and nieces Reagan and Kaelin.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2008 at the Florida Memorial Funeral Home of Rockledge, Florida.

He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and finished Scout Swimmer School at Camp Pendelton in Southern California.

Patrick W. Desmond died of a heroin drug overdose after receiving treatment at a Scientology drug rehab facility Narconon in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International, and the Narconon medical director Lisa Carolina Robbins, M.D.

Note: See also Patrick W. Desmond memorial by Florida Memorial Funeral Home at obits.dignitymemorial.com.

Sources:

Boone, Christian. "Norcross drug facility under new scrutiny". October 4, 2012. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Media Group.

Combs, Pete. "Who was Patrick Desmond?". September 30, 2012. WSBRadio.com. Cox Media Group.

Combs, Pete. "About this WSB Investigation". September 30, 2012. WSBRadio.com. Cox Media Group.

"Patrick Desmond obituary". (June 16, 2008). Florida Today. Gannett Company.

Patrick W. Desmond memorial by Florida Memorial Funeral Home at obits.dignitymemorial.com. "In Memory of Patrick W. Desmond - February 28, 1980 - June 11, 2008". Rockledge, Florida.

Desmond v. Narconon. State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Civil Action No. 10A28641-2. "Notice of Filing Original Discovery". July 19, 2011.

Desmond v. Narconon. State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Civil Action No. 10-A-28641-2. "First amended complaint for wrongful death and RICO action: Jury Trial Demanded". May 19, 2010.

Fleischer, Jodie. "2 Investigates: Patient death at Georgia Narconon - Channel 2 Investigation looks at nonprofit rehab program's license". WSB-TV Atlanta. October 1, 2012. Cox Media Group.

Ortega, Tony. "Scientology Drug Program Narconon's Licensing "Extremely Vulnerable" After Oklahoma Deaths, Says Insider". August 11, 2012. The Village Voice. Blogs. Scientology. Runnin Scared.

Ortega, Tony. "Scientology: Court Testimony: Narconon Intentionally Deceived a Florida Drug Court About Its Licensing". August 29, 2012. The Village Voice. Blogs. Scientology. Runnin Scared. 
 
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Created by: Knowledge
Record added: Oct 01, 2012
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Patrick W. Ricko Desmond
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Patrick W. Ricko Desmond
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Such a shame....so young....so awful to check into a "Drug Rehab", Narconon, and relapsed more than once (common for Narconon "Graduates").Two former Narconon patients offered him Heroin, he overdosed and died. My love to Patrick's family and friends.- To...(Read more)
- Tory Christman
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012
Rest in peace my young friend. Know that your passing was not in vain. Those responsible are being held accountable. Justice will be served!http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,8408.0.html
- SocialTransparency
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
Patrick W. Desmond was a member of the United States Marine Corps and finished Scout Swimmer School at Camp Pendelton in Southern California. Rest in Peace.
- Knowledge
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
 
 
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