Statement on the passing of Transportation Security Officer Youssef Seoud after contracting COVID-19

Monday, September 27, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regrets to announce that another member of the TSA family passed, following a COVID-19 illness. Youssef “Joe” Seoud, a Transportation Security Officer at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida, passed away Saturday.

Seoud joined TSA in 2018 and was a valued member of the team who will be fondly remembered for his dedication and willingness to help others. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues.

President Biden issued an executive order on September 9, 2021 that requires all federal employees be fully vaccinated by November 22, subject to limited exceptions as required by law.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to Seoud’s family, friends and colleagues.