Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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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Reflections for Park Ranger Thomas Kenneth "T.K." Brown

Dad, you are still loved and missed after 47 years! Continue to rest in peace always!

Mrs. Barbara Jo Nash
Daughter

September 1, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 31, 2020

Rest in peace Park Ranger Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 27, 2019

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,
Daughter

September 2, 2018

Thank you for this honor for my dad, he was very giving man in so may ways! Proud to be your daughter!

Barbrajo
Daughter

April 25, 2018

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

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary year of your death. I am privilige to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 23, 2013

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 27, 2008

Officer Brown..just a note to thank you for your service.

June 6, 2006

I wish I could have known you more.

Kenny

Kenny
Grandson

May 2, 2006

Ranger Brown,
As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflection-"No officer should be without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service to our Country.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

September 4, 2005

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