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

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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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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