GERARDO I. HERNANDEZ

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Officer Rank: TSA Officer

Memorial Panel: TBD

​Agency: Department of Homeland Security / Transportation Security Administration

End of Watch: November 01, 2013

City: Los Angeles International Airport, CA

Cause: Gunshot

 

Age: 39

Years of Service: Unknown

Description: On Friday, November 1, 2013, TSA officer Gerardo I. Hernandez, age 39, was shot and killed by a lone gunman at the Los Angeles International Airport. Law enforcement officials identified the suspect as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia, who was shot and wounded by law enforcement officers before being taken into custody.[44] Ciancia was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a hand-written note that said he "wanted to kill TSA and pigs". Hernandez was the first TSA officer to be killed on the job.

Media Source: CNN