LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Law enforcement officials gathered at LAX Wednesday to honor a TSA officer fatally shot at the airport last week.
Gerardo Hernandez died Friday after alleged gunman Paul Ciancia entered Terminal 3 at 9:20 a.m. and opened fire. Hernandez was fatally struck and six others were injuring during the incident, according to officials.
Hernandez, 39, of Porter Ranch, was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, where he was pronounced dead, according to reports.
He is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 12-year history, officials said.
The “Honor” flag that flew over Ground Zero was brought to the Southland to help honor Hernandez. And, as KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports, it was the first time a non-law enforcement officer was accorded that honor.