Andrew Meany, who worked at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, has become the sixth Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee to die from the coronavirus.
Meany died at home on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 in early April, the TSA said.
Meany joined the TSA one year after 9/11 and became one of O’Hare’s founding officers, the agency said.
“During his nearly 18 years of service to TSA, Andrew humbly and honorably led with dedication and professionalism,” the TSA said in a statement. “Andrew was an avid sports fanatic and rooted for the Chicago Bears and the Chicago White Sox. He loved his dogs and collected Elvis and Johnny Cash memorabilia. His dedication to our mission of protecting the traveling public will not be forgotten.”
As of Wednesday morning, 528 TSA employees had tested positive for the virus, including 273 who have recovered.