Statement on the passing of Las Vegas-based Federal Air Marshal after contracting COVID-19

Saturday, August 28, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the passing of another member of the TSA family. Federal Air Marshal Shawn Hennessee, of the Las Vegas Field Office, passed away after contracting COVID-19, on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

Hennessee joined the Federal Air Marshal Service in October 2002 and spent his entire TSA career in the Las Vegas Field Office. He was dedicated to our mission and worked hard to secure the nation’s transportation systems while on domestic and international mission deployments. Hennessee was a veteran and served for 13 years in the United States Air Force. 

TSA continues to urge that all employees get vaccinated and continue following CDC guidance, including mask requirements. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Hennessee’s family, friends and colleagues.