Moment of Silence at LAX for Slain TSA Officer
Colleagues and travelers observe a point in time of silence Friday Nov. almost eight, 2013 in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, photo and killed Nov. 1 within a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
TSA Agents Across US Hold Moment Of Silence One week after the shooting death of a TSA officer at LAX, TSA agents across America observe a point in time of silence. TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez was the first agent to be killed in the line of duty. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p. m. Fri, Nov. 8, 2013. More Photos
A general public memorial service for the Transportation Safety Administration officer killed in a gunman’s Nov. 1 shooting rampage from Los Angeles International Airport will be conducted Wednesday morning.
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Gerardo Hernandez, the 39 -year-old husband and father of two children, is the initial TSA officer killed the line of duty since the agency was formed after the Sept. 11, 2001 fear attacks. He was shot plus killed by a lone gunman which removed a semi-automatic rifle from his bag at an LAX record checkpoint and opened fire within Terminal 3.
Two other TSA agents and a Southern California teacher were wounded in the attack.
The service just for Hernandez is scheduled for ten a. m. PT at the La Memorial Sports Arena. Family, friends, TSA colleagues and members of several law enforcement agencies will go to the service.
TSA Administrator John Ersus. Pistole, U. S. Attorney Common Eric Holder and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are expected to talk at the event. About 300 LAX TSA officers are expected to attend.
- TSA Supervisory Officer Sheleta Fraser, LAX (emcee)
- Father Paul Griesgraber, St . Catherine of Siena Parish, Reseda, Calif.
- TSA Federal Safety Director Darby LaJoye, LAX
- Ceasar Perez, Hernandez family friend
- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
- TSA Administrator John S. Pistole
- TSA Assistant Federal Security Director Jason Pantages, LAX
- TSA Supervisory Officer Danielle Arocho, LAX
- TSA Supervisory Officer Lisandro Jimenez, LAX
- Attorney General Eric Owner
- Acting Secretary of the U. S. Section of Homeland Security Rand Ales
The TSA Chorus will sign at the funeral. The group, formed in 2003, provides performed at Veterans Day events and in LAX airport terminals throughout the holidays.
On Friday, TSA officers plus travelers at airports across the country observed a moment of silence for Hernandez, who would have turned 40 on Sunday. On Wednesday, colleagues stood in salute outside LAX as a part of a U. S. Honor Banner Ceremony in memory of Hernandez at LAX.
Flowers, candles and other products have been left at a memorial just for Hernandez near the LAX checkpoint where her was killed.
Hernandez was working at a lower-level passenger checkpoint Nov. one when Paul Anthony Ciancia, twenty three, allegedly shot him at point-blank range.
Witnesses told investigators the gunman continued walking into the terminal, yet turned back to shoot Hernandez once again when he noticed he had been moving, according to court documents.
Ciancia was photo multiple times during a confrontation inside the fatal with airport police. A note discovered with Ciancia stated he planned to kills TSA officers, according to federal authorities.
Ciancia remains hospitalized from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He faces a charge of killing of a federal official and commission of violence at a U. Ersus. airport.
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