Statement on the passing of Supervisory Transportation Security Officer Clay King after contracting COVID-19

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mourns the loss Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) Clay King, from the Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport. He passed away Tuesday, after contracting COVID-19.

King joined TSA in 2002 and advanced through the ranks to STSO. He was very well thought of by his team and by those he met. King was always positive, loved his work, and believed strongly in TSA’s mission. He will be missed and fondly remembered.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to King’s family, friends and colleagues.

The health and safety of the TSA workforce continues to be our top priority. We are making every effort to ensure our officers meet the President’s Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal employees, subject to limited exceptions as required by law.