Statement on the passing of TSA Atlanta employee after contracting COVID-19

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

ATLANTA - It is with deep sorrow that TSA announces the passing of Dian Phipps, a Transportation Security Officer at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), on April 13, 2020, after contracting COVID-19.

For over 14 years Phipps dedicated his career to protecting the traveling public, and his contributions to TSA and our mission will not be forgotten. 

Phipps first joined the TSA family in 2006 and began his career working checkpoint screening operations at Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He also worked as a checkpoint screening officer at Juneau International Airport in Alaska before transferring to Atlanta. 

His co-workers over the years remember him as a kind and humble person who was always fun to be around, as well as being a talented singer.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Phipps’s family, friends and his TSA colleagues.

TSA remains committed and determined to work ever more closely with interagency partners to stop the spread of COVID-19.