Customs and Border Protection Officer Omar E. Palmer passed away on May 4, 2020. The circumstances of his passing were reviewed by an executive panel and the CBP Commissioner who agreed that this death occurred in the line of duty. Officer Palmer will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
CBPO Palmer worked at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City where he was assigned to Passenger Operations in Terminal 4. He started his career with CBP on July 13, 2003, serving his country for nearly 17 years.
He leaves behind family and friends, including his mother who is a retired CBP employee.