COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Senior Airman Ricky Teagle, a Schriever Space Force Base Airman, has been identified as the person who drowned Sept. 5 at Rampart Reservoir northwest of Colorado Springs.
His body was recovered Sept. 8.
Teagle was a defensive space control operator for the Satellite Control Network with the 22nd Space Operations Squadron, part of Space Delta 6 headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base.
“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.
Officials say Teagle drowned in a paddle boarding accident at the reservoir. The cause of the accident is under investigation.