TSA announced on Thursday the death of Alberto Camacho, a branch manager in the Bureau of Acquisition Program Management, who passed away on April 3 after battling with Coronavirus.
Camacho is the second federal TSA employee who has passed away because of COVID-19 after Francis “Frank” Boccabella III, who passed away on April 2.
“For over 20 years Alberto dedicated his career to both transportation and aviation security, and his contributions to TSA and our mission will not be forgotten. Alberto first joined the TSA family in 2005 as a Training Manager in San Francisco and held positions in Security Operations, the Federal Air Marshal Service and Enterprise Support. He last served as the Central Region Deployment Branch Manager at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia, where he oversaw the successful implementation of TSA’s passenger and baggage technologies.” – TSA said in a statement.
“Every day, he worked closely with TSA’s partners to ensure the nation’s aviation security technology remained cutting edge and ahead of the threat. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Alberto’s family, friends, and his TSA colleagues.” – the agency added.
Over 340 TSA employees have so far tested positive for COVID-19, including 17 who have recovered since.