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.
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 died as a result of COVID-19.