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Park Ranger Thomas Kenneth United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger

Thomas Kenneth "T.K." Brown

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, August 31, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Location: Nevada

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Park Ranger T.K. Brown suffered a fatal heart attack during a training dive in Lake Mead National Park in Nevada. He was going through the training to part of the search and rescue team. He and other members of the team diving in the Ringbolt Rapids, which is the coldest point on the Colorado River south of Hoover Dam, when the incident occurred.

Ranger Brown had retired from Los Angeles County Fire Department after 30 years of service. He was also a National Officer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two grandsons.

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Glad this was posted. I was present at TK's death and will always remember the fine person he was. God Speed TK. Pleasure to have known you.

Dave Montalbano
Former NPS Ranger
September 11, 2015

 

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