LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Shawn Hennessee, a senior federal air marshal in Las Vegas, died on Thursday, Aug. 26 after contracting COVID-19. He joined the program in 2002, following 13 years in the United States Air Force, according to a news release from the Air Marshal Association.
Hennessee leaves behind a wife, broth and sister.
The Federal Air Marshal Service deploys armed marshals on U.S. aircraft around the world to protect the transportation system to protect airlines passengers and crew against a criminal or terrorist attack.
Hennessee’s funeral service will be Thursday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at Central Church, 1001 New Beginnings Dr. in Henderson.