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TSA Honors Slain LAX Security Officer with Moment of Silence

The Transportation Security Administration honored slain TSA security officer Gerardo Hernandez Friday morning with a moment of silence.

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Gerardo Hernandez (Family Photo)

At 9:20 a.m. PST, the exact time of last Friday’s shooting; TSA checkpoint operations around the country briefly paused to honor Hernandez.

In Los Angeles,  the observance was recognized in all LAX terminals, the airport’s media relations department said in a press release.

On Wednesday Hernandez was honored at a ceremony at Los Angeles International airport.

Hernandez, 39, was the first TSA offer to be killed in the line of duty since the agency’s inception.

A public memorial service for Hernandez will be held next Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Suspected gunman Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, has been charged in the shooting. He was critically wounded after being shot by LAX police.

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