A normally bustling terminal at Los Angeles went briefly silent Tuesday in remembrance of the third anniversary of a shooting rampage that killed a security officer.
Transportation and Security Administration officers and others in Terminal 3 observed a moment of silence to honor TSA agent Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed on Nov. 1, 2013.
Travelers and TSA agents bowed their heads as a color guard carried a flag near the scene of the shooting. One agent wiped tears from her face.
Twenty-six-year-old Paul Ciancia has pleaded guilty to murder and 10 other charges. He's scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison Monday.
Tuesday's quiet reflection was about as different as possible from the sheer chaos of three years ago, when Ciancia entered a terminal looking to shoot TSA agents. In addition to Hernandez, he shot and wounded two other agents.