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Houston Swears-In It's Funniest TSA Officer

August 7, 2022 • 10:04 am CDT
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) recently hosted a swearing-in ceremony to welcome the newest and youngest officer into their ranks when 10-year-old Devarjave "DJ" Daniel recited the 'employee oath of office.'

Devarjaye "DJ" Daniel is battling terminal brain and spine cancer with a dream of being a police officer.

Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement and Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) Supervisor George Ramos, flanked by TSA/FAMS Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Team members, swore in DJ into his 662nd law enforcement agency.

The room erupted into cheers and laughter after DJ gave George a big hug and asked, "Want to hear a joke?"

DJ enjoys telling jokes and giving firm handshakes and hugs, all of which he did on August 2, 2022. 

Following the swearing-in, DJ worked IAH airport security screening operations as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO).

He welcomed travelers, reviewed travel documents, and under the watchful eye of his supervisory TSO, inspected identification cards under blue light to validate authenticity.

DJ never missed an opportunity to tell a joke or offer a firm handshake or hug to brighten a traveler's day. 

Note: This TSA announcement was manually curated for travelers. As of August 6, 2022, the TSA's overall airport security activity remains about 90% when compared to 2019.

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