Senior Federal Air Marshal Kenneth Robert Meisel

Senior Federal Air Marshal Kenneth Robert Meisel

United States Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration - Federal Air Marshal Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Kenneth Robert Meisel

Senior Federal Air Marshal Kenneth Meisel died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

He was exposed to traveling public in airports and aircraft during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Federal Air Marshal Meisel was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Federal Air Marshal Service for 18 years and was assigned to the Minneapolis Field Office. He had previously served with the Shawnee Police Department in Oklahoma for eight years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Minnesota
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 9, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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