WOODLAND PARK — A man who drowned at Rampart Reservoir northwest of Colorado Springs Sunday has been identified as a Senior Airman stationed at Schriever Space Force Base.
Senior Airman Ricky Teagle was paddle boarding on the reservoir when something went wrong. His body was recovered on Wednesday.
According to a news release from Peterson Space Force Base, Teagle was a Defensive Space Control Operator for the Satellite Control Network with the 22nd Space Operations Squadron.
“Ricky was selected as both the Peterson-Schriever Garrison Honor Guardsman and Ceremonial Guardsman of the Year for 2020, and Airman of the Quarter twice at the squadron level,” said Lt. Col. Brendon Herbeck, 22nd SOPS commander. “His incredible professionalism, fortitude, and excellence will be missed among the squadron.”
Teagle joined the Air Force in September 2018, and during his career received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Air Force Training Ribbon.
Grief counseling is available, and a memorial service is being planned by the squadron, according to the news release.
The cause of the drowning is still under investigation.