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

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is deeply saddened by the loss of Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) Mission Support Transportation Instructor Michelle Picard, who passed away over the weekend after contracting COVID-19. 

Picard joined TSA in October 2004 and had boundless energy and passion for training. She had served the agency in numerous roles at the checkpoint before taking a position as instructor. She is the 18th TSA employee to pass away after contracting COVID-19, and we offer our heartfelt condolences to Picard’s family, friends and coworkers.

TSA remains committed and determined to encourage vaccination among all employees and to continue work with partners and stakeholders to stop the spread of COVID-19.