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, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • 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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I miss you Dad. I think about you every single day, and I will always love you. I wish all of these kind people could have seen how big your smile was, how strongly you loved, and felt your biggest hugs. The world lost a bright light of strength and kindness, and you will always be in our hearts and prayers.

But what would I give you to hear you call me your little girl just one more time. ..

Abigail Meisel Carnahan, Civilian

September 12, 2021

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