March 27, 2009
By Nico Melendez, Office of Strategic Communications/Public Affairs
Law enforcement officials are calling a TSO's recent discovery at California's John Wayne Airport one of the "largest finds." It was more than four pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $60,000.
After a passenger wearing baggy clothing cleared the walk-through metal detector, TSO Roland Martinez directed the man to secondary screening. As Martinez performed a bulk item pat-down, he felt a "large object in the upper inner thigh area," according to the incident report.
TSA Little Rock
TSO Novelist Inspired by Colleagues
By Carrie Harmon, Office of Strategic Communications/Public Affairs
TSO Kay George not only enjoys her part-time job at Wichita (Kan.) Mid-Continent Airport, but credits her colleagues with rekindling her writing career.
George self-published her first novel, “take in a Stranger,” in 2002. When she joined TSA a year ago, she had finished a second novel but had not looked for a publisher.
March 3, 2009
Expert Behavior Detection Officer David DiTullio recently thanked his TSA co-workers and leadership at Buffalo Niagara (N.Y.) International Airport for their support while he was deployed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
By Mike McCann, deputy assistant FSD for screening, Palm Beach (Fla.) International Airport
In a daring rescue, TSO Etna Rizzo pulled an injured man out of a car after it flipped over and landed on the side of the road.