Park Ranger Thomas Kenneth "T.K." Brown

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

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Thomas Kenneth "T.K." Brown

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 be part of the search and rescue team. He and other members of the team were 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.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Nevada

dive training

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On Friday August 31,2018, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Park Rangers dedicated the new Fireboat in your honor ! As long as the "T.K . Brown is in service you will continue to care for the boaters, divers , Rangers of the lake you served so lovingly. EOW August 31, 1973 45 very long years ago, you are still greatly missed!
Love you Barbara jo

Barbarajo Brown Nash,

September 2, 2018

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