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November 2, 2013

Gerardo I. Hernandez

Filed under: Aviation Security — by Philip J. Palin on November 2, 2013


On Friday Transportation Security Administration behavior-detection officer, Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, (above) was shot to death at Los Angeles International Airport. He was a husband and father of two.

Two other TSA officers were also shot and wounded in the incident, according to TSA Administrator John Pistole. There are several reports that the gunman was specifically targeting TSA agents.

In my tradition yesterday was All Saint’s Day when we remember those who have especially served the Good. Today is All Soul’s Day when we are encouraged to pray grace for those who have died.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

November 2, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

My deep sympathy to his family and friends. As a TSA official will his family receive the federal public safety officer benefit in addition to his FECA award of 3 times his annual salary?

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