United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government
End of Watch Thursday, September 2, 2021
Senior Officer David Saavedra died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Miami International Airport at 2100 NW 42nd Avenue in Miami.
Senior Officer Saavedra had served with the United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection for 10 years. He is survived by his two 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.