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 around 10:30 a.m.

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, a WWII veteran, had served with the park service for four years. He had retired from the Los Angeles County Fire Department after 30 years of service and 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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Dad, you are still loved and missed after 47 years! Continue to rest in peace always!

Mrs. Barbara Jo Nash

September 1, 2020

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