Air Interdiction Agent Christopher Doyle Carney

Air Interdiction Agent Christopher Doyle Carney

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, November 16, 2020

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Christopher Doyle Carney

Air Interdiction Agent Christopher Carney died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty in McAllen, Texas.

Air Interdiction Agent Carney was a U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He had served with Customs and Border Protection - Air and Marine Operations for two years and was assigned to the McAllen Air and Marine Branch. He is survived by his daughter, mother, and four siblings.


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Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Agent Carney,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the USAF-especially in Afghanistan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2022

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