Game Warden Teyran Micah "Ty" Patterson

Game Warden Teyran Micah "Ty" Patterson

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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Teyran Micah "Ty" Patterson

Game Warden Ty Patterson drowned while he and his partner attempted to recover the body of a previous drowning victim from the Paluxy River when their boat capsized near the FM 205 bridge in Somervell County.

He assisted his partner reach safety while struggling in the water. His partner suffered near-drowning injuries. Both wardens were transported to a hospital in Fort Worth, where Warden Patterson was pronounced dead.

Warden Patterson had served with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for two years. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1461

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue

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As we reflect on your End of Watch… please know you and your sacrifice have not be forgotten. Rest In Peace, TX Game Warden Ty Patterson.
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Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Tim Dowdy
Grandson of Fallen Officer, James L. Dowdy, Jr.

May 30, 2022

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